One of the most important writers of the 20th century, Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist who popularized magical realism, a technique which uses magical elements and events in order to explain real experiences. In 1982, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He is perhaps best known for his book One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), a novel that was both a critical and commercial success.
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Cliffs Notes)by Gabriel García Márquez, Carl Senna
This history of a family is an amalgamation of Garcia Marquez's shorter fiction, American fiction, biblical parables, and quixotic experiences of his own unique life story. His is a community crowded with people and personal narratives, confusion, and progressive decline. The novel is a journey through life, caught on paper, so real that you'll swear you can smell it.
Meet the Author
- Mexico City, Mexico
- Date of Birth:
- March 6, 1928
- Place of Birth:
- Aracataca, Colombia
- Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 1947-48, and Universidad de Cartagena, 1948-49
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