Gabriel García Márquez (Born March, 1927- Died 2014) was a Colombian novelist, screenwriter and journalist and author of my favorite novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Marquez is recognized as one of the most significant writers of the 20th century and won many literary prizes including the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.
His most highly acclaimed novels are One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985).
Made into a film in 2007, directed by Mike Newell and starring the great actor, Javier Bardem, Love in a Time of Cholera is the only one of
Marquez’s novels that he allowed to be made into a film. Noted for inventing the literary style know as ‘magic realism, Marquez’s novels discuss the cultural,
political and social history of Latin America, in particularly his won country, Columbia. Juan Manuel Santos, the President of Colombia, described Marquez
as “the greatest Colombian who ever lived.”
American author, William Kennedy referred to 100 years of Solitude as “the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading
for the entire human race. For many years Marquez was denied visas by U.S. immigration authorities.However, after Bill Clinton was elected U.S. president,
he lifted the travel ban and cited One Hundred Years of Solitude as his favorite novel.
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