Noticia de un secuestro

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Diputación Provincial de Málaga. Centro de Ediciones de la Diputación de Málaga, 1996 - Fiction - 327 pages
"Ultima novela de este autor. ""Maruja Pachon y su esposo, Alberto Villamizar, me propusieron en octubre de 1.993 que escribiera un libro con las experiencias de ella durante su secuestro de seis meses, y las arduas diligencias en que el se empeno hasta que"

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58. News of a Kidnapping by Gabriel García Márquez translation: 1997, by Edith Grossman originally published: 1996 format: 391 page paperback acquired: August Read full review

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Learned a lot about a country and contemporary historical happenings but it was a slow read. Took me a long time to finish. Not sure that I will read anything else by this author, but perhaps his nonfiction? Read full review


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Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia. After studying law and journalism at the National University of Colombia in Bogota, he became a journalist. In 1965, he left journalism, to devote himself to writing. Acclaimed for both his craft and his imagination, he has been called a master of myth and magical realism (a style of literature that makes use of fantastical, highly improbable, and sometimes supernatural events and characters). In his novels and stories he has created a fictional world out of his memories of the dust, rain, and boredom of life in an isolated Colombian community. His stories depict a world shaped by myth, history, politics, and nature. Garcia Marquez first created Macondo, his fictional town, in his short story collections Leaf Storm (1955) and No One Writes to the Colonel (1961), but it was the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) that brought both Macondo and Garcia Marquez to world attention. One Hundred Years of Solitude traces a century in the town's history, from its founding through its destruction by a cyclone. Skillfully blending the fantastic, the mythical, and the commonplace in a humorous and powerful narrative, Garcia Marquez tells a moving tale of people locked in an isolation, partly of their own making and partly due to U.S. and European cultural and political domination of Latin America. With this work, Garcia Marquez established himself internationally as a major novelist, and his reputation has continued to grow since he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982.

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