Have you ever herad about Gabriel Garcia Marquez?
(1927 - 2014 )
Better Known by his fans as GABO, Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a Colombian author and journalist, he was born in 1927in the small town of Aracataca, situated in a tropical region of northern Colombia, between the mountains and the Caribbean Sea. Considered one of the leading Latino writers, Márquezgrew up listening to numerous family tales, such as his grandfather's war stories and his parents' dating adventures. He published his first story while in college and then became a journalist.
Whether writing short stories, epic novels, or nonfiction, Gabo is above all a brilliant storyteller, and his writing is a tribute to both the power of the imagination and the mysteries of the human heart. In Gabo’s world, where flowers rain from the sky and dictators sell the very ocean, reality is subject to emotional truths as well as physical boundaries. It is a world of great beauty and great cruelty; a world where love brings both redemption and enslavement; and a world where the lines between objective reality and dreams are hopelessly blurred. It is a world very much like our own, the world of the "Magic Realism", the literary genre introduced by Gabo to open our minds and our heats.
That intrepid and brave jurnalist had resolved to makee sound the colombian national anthem all arround the world by numerous awards and honors for his work, including the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. He first won international fame with his masterpiece, One Hundred Years of Solitude, a defining classic of twentieth century literature that makes proud to a whole country.
We can se some of the most recognized works gabo published during his life.
Leaf Storm, No One Writes to the Colonel, In Evil Hour, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Autumn of the Patriarch, Innocent Eréndira, Collected Stories, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Collected Novellas, Love in the Time of Cholera, The General in his Labyrinth, Strange Pilgrims, Love and Other Demons, Memories of My Melancholy Whores
The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor
Clandestine in Chile: The Adventures of Miguel Littín
News of a Kidnapping
For the Sake of a Country within Reach of the Children
Living to Tell the Tale
Todos los cuentos (1947-1972)
Diatriba de amor contra un hombre sentado
Olor de la guayaba
Clave diccionario de uso del Espanol actual
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, is a model for many Latin American people not just for being one of the only four that has won a novel price in the region; it is also because he could make an unknown and almost lost point of the world map and show it to all the humanity using the wonderful talent of tell stories With a touch of magical realism and a strong criticism. He had to even sacrify his family when he had to live as exiled in Mexico because of the security problems in his country, he sacrified his job as jurnalist in one of the most important news paper in Colombia, he enclosed himself by 6 month just writing to produce his master job "one hundred years of solitud".
Who could say that an unknown man from an unknow and small town in the caribean coast, could reach that kind of recognition? Gabo, you inspired our youth to dream and make everything possible, forgetting all the stimats that can be an obstruction and becaming those onto great challenges.
Thank you Gabo for make us discover the Macondo where each one live in,
your body lies cold in a grave, but your soul and your legacy will continue alive in each of those who enjoyed the magic of your works.
We have all in our hands to make our dreams come true, just do it.
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