Márquez, Gabriel García

March 6, 1927 - April 17, 2014

Gabriel García Márquez, considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century and one of the best in the Spanish language, started as a journalist, and wrote many acclaimed non-fiction works and short stories, but is best known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985). His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success, most notably for popularizing a literary style known as magic realism, which uses magical elements and events in otherwise ordinary and realistic situations. Some of his works are set in the fictional village of Macondo (mainly inspired by his birthplace, Aracataca), and most of them explore the theme of solitude.

Books

One Hundred Years of Solitude
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The brilliant, bestselling, landmark novel that tells the story of the Buendia family set in the fictional Colombian town of Macondo, and chronicles the irreconcilable conflict between the desire for solitude and the need for love—in rich, imaginative prose that has come to define an entire genre known as "magical realism."