Friday, April 18, 2014

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Has Died

Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City. He was 87.

His fictional works – among them Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Love in the Time of Cholera, and Autumn of the Patriarch – outsold everything published in Spanish except the Bible.

He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982.

11 comments:

nora nader said...

Sad we lost someone with such great talent, but happy that he shared his talent w/ the world. May Gabriel rest in peace.

StewMcG said...

Love in the Time of Cholera was one of the best works written in the 80s and he will be greatly missed. RIP.

laura ramona said...

My favourite author. him and Ernesto Sabato. Rest in peace

MISCH said...

He was brilliant ….RIP

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

Good writer, massive assholy person. May his friend fidel follow him and RIP soon.

msgirl said...

laura, I've never heard of Ernesto Sabato, and I'm a lit girl! Looks like he hasn't been translated into English that much. As for Marquez, RIP, one of the Greats.

FlirtyChick74 said...

He was one of my favorites as well. I was introduced to his work in college. May he rest in peace.

Lady Heisenberg said...

RIP. Thank you.

Amartel said...

RIP.

NomNom83 said...

Anyone who has not experienced One Hundred Years of Solitude: you won't regret it, I promise. An incredible, humbling, fantastical work of art that affected me as no other book ever has. And, no, you're not crazy, you really are reading all the mystical realism (weird, magical shit happens throughout the book and no one bats a lash). You get used to it and it is awesome.

My mother had not read a book -- literally, not a single book -- in almost forty years when I recommended it to her. She called me crying when she finished it, going on about how good it was and she didn't want it to be over.

Just make sure your copy has a family tree on the inside cover. Trust.

Blaze818 said...

Que Dios te bendiga. Viva Colombia!!