Gabriel García Márquez (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 5, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 688 pages
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In this exhaustive and enlightening biography—nearly two decades in the making—Gerald Martin dexterously traces the life and times of one of the twentieth century’s greatest literary titans, Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez.
 
Martin chronicles the particulars of an extraordinary life, from his upbringing in backwater Columbia and early journalism career, to the publication of One Hundred Years of Solitude at age forty, and the wealth and fame that followed. Based on interviews with more than three hundred of Garcia Marquez’s closest friends, family members, fellow authors, and detractors—as well as the many hours Martin spent with ‘Gabo’ himself—the result is a revelation of both the writer and the man. It is as gripping as any of Gabriel García Márquez’s powerful journalism, as enthralling as any of his acclaimed and beloved fiction.




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Review: Gabriel García Márquez: a Life

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A life changing book containing words of great wisdom and first hand experience of a wildly lived life. Read full review

Review: Gabriel García Márquez: a Life

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A life changing book containing words of great wisdom and first hand experience of a wildly lived life. Read full review

Contents

From Origins Obscure 18001899
3
Of Colonels and Lost Causes 18991927
13
Cartagena 19481949
108
Europe and Latin America 19551967
175
Cold War 1957
211
19581959
225
The Cuban Revolution and the USA 19591961
250
Escape to Mexico 19611964
262
The Solitary Author Slowly Writes The Autumn of
336
Chile and Cuba García Márquez Opts
361
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
390
García Márquezs Bolívar
445
Back to Macondo? News of a Historic Catastrophe
472
Memoirs
505
2
537
Family Trees
553

One Hundred Years of Solitude
287
Fame at Last 19661967
303
Celebrity and Politics
315

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About the author (2009)

Gerald Martin is Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of Modern Languages at the University of Pittsburgh and Senior Research Professor in Caribbean Studies at London Metropolitan University. For twenty-five years he was the only English-speaking member of the “Archives” Association of Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature in Paris, and he is a recent president of the International Institute of Ibero-American Literature in the United States. Among his publications are Journeys Through the Labyrinth: Latin American Fiction in the Twentieth Century, a translation and critical edition of Miguel Angel Asturias’s Men of Maize, and several contributions to the Cambridge History of Latin America. He lives in England.




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