Friday, April 18, 2014

death of a tale teller

(Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87.
A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia Marquez's masterpiece was "One Hundred Years of Solitude," a dream-like, dynastic epic that helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

1 comment:

  1. I remember reading 100 years of solitude forty some years ago and thinking this is the closest one can come to a peyote experience without taking peyote. His stories are all wonderful escapes from the sense of reality without wonder.