Thursday, June 2, 2011

Who Is...Gabriel García Márquez?


Authored: One Hundred Years of SolitudeLove in the Time of Choleraand many other novels, novellas, short stories, and nonfiction pieces

Important because: Márquez is credited with popularizing magic realism and is one of the most acclaimed Spanish writers of all time; he is also considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.

Important to me because: While his characters did not make a huge impression on me, the way he can manipulate language to tell his stories is absolutely magnificent...and I read an English translation!

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