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Gabriel García Márquez
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Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (born March 6, 1927) is a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, and is the earliest remaining living recipient.1 He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics. In 1958, he married Mercedes Barcha; they have two sons, Rodrigo and ... more »

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  • ''A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.''
    Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928), Colombian writer. Love in the Time of Cholera (1985, trans. 1988).
  • ''Necessity has the face of a dog.''
    Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928), Colombian author. Mina, in In Evil Hour (1968, trans. 1979).
  • ''A person doesn't die when he should but when he can.''
    Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928), Colombian author. Quote taken from Picador edition (1978). Colonel Aureliano Buendia, in 100 Years of Solitude, p. 1...
  • ''Injections ... are the best thing ever invented for feeding doctors.''
    Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928), Colombian author. Doctor Giraldo, in In Evil Hour (1968, trans. 1979).
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  • William Waterway (4/18/2014 9:52:00 AM)

    Gabo is one of my favorite authors.
    His unique genre of magic realism oftentimes released my imagination to wander with wonder.
    I feel Gabo's style of writing expressed occasional poetic outbursts - outbursts that were akin to epiphanies striking his pen like lightning.
    My favorite Gabo quote is from Love in the Time of Cholera: He repeated until his dying day that there was no one with more common sense, no stonecutter more obstinate, no manager more lucid or dangerous, than a poet.”

  • Ae Montoya (7/5/2013 12:18:00 PM)

    can you get some of his poems?

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