Posted by: caribbeanbookblog | April 17, 2014

Gabriel García Márquez is Dead

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Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City. He was 87. 

Cristóbal Pera, his former editor at Random House, confirmed the death. Mr. García Márquez learned he had lymphatic cancer in 1999, and a brother said in 2012 that he had developed senile dementia. Read more in the New York Times

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  1. We are here in the flesh for only a limited time. Gabriel Garcia Marquez lives on in the stories he shared with us.

    • Such is the power of the pen – Death, where is your sting?

  2. Reblogged this on In Through A Coloured Lens and commented:
    For those who have not yet read Garcia Marquez’ One Hundred Years of Solitude, I, and millions of others no doubt, highly recommend it. Brilliant writing. A true artist masterpiece. We all have our departure date, but leaving such a mark is what makes having been here matter.


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