Famed Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87

Apr 21, 2014 | G-BLOG | 0 comments


In international death news, famed novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez who penned such classics as “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera” died at his home in Mexico City last Thursday according to close sources of the family. He was 87.
The winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature back in 1982, Marquez was one of the founding fathers of the magical realism style, which fluidly combines fact and fiction and the fantastic and the mundane.
According to NYDailyNews.com, Marquez was heralded as the most prolific and widely published Spanish writer since “Don Quixote” scribe Miguel de Cervantes of the 17th century. The only Spanish-language book to sell more copies is the Bible.
Before becoming one of the most prolific writers of the modern era notably for his classic novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude” (published in more than 25 languages and has sold more than 50 million copies since its first publication in 1967) Marquez worked briefly as a journalist in his native Colombia before relocating to Mexico City.
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