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Gabriel García Márquez Returns from Hospital

The Nobel Prize-winning author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has ended his brief stay at the hospital. Marquez was admitted due to his dehydrated state which was caused by a lung and urinary tract infection.

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Gabriel García Márquez Returns from Hospital

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is back in his home sweet home in Mexico City after a brief hospitalization partly due to dehydration. Yet the author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera” is in a precarious state as far as his health is concerned. 

To a large extent this has to do with his advanced age. Marquez is 87 years old. However, he is a hardy man and is expected to convalesce soon enough from the temporary condition. His entire family has assured the media that the old man is recovering just fine. 

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is known for his works in the realm of magic realism, which is the preferred genre of many other postmodern novelists (Salman Rushdie comes to mind). Marquez was taken to his residence in an ambulance. His home was guarded by police and the press was there too. 

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, or “Gabo” as is his nickname, has been an acclaimed author on an international level for his interesting and thought-provoking literary works. The man is a living legend and proof of the power of words as healing agents. 

He brushed off the journalists gathered outside the hospital with the words “Get back to work!” which though rather rude was meant in good faith. Garcia’s works combine reality and the fantastic in an infinitely complex amalgam that lends them a rich and opulent aura. His books are like many-faceted gems. He contracted lymphatic cancer a few years ago and also is said to have fits of dementia. 

His brother Jaime spoke of this with a lot of sadness and also said that he often cried tears of anguish while contemplating the inescapable fact that Gabriel was losing his memory. He also dispelled any rumors regarding the genius author’s deathbed by saying that some of the things you hear are just not true. 

In 2012, his brother Jaime García Márquez said: "He has problems with his memory. Sometimes I cry because I feel like I'm losing him. The fact is there are lots of comments. Some are true, but they're always filled with morbid details. Sometimes you get the sense they'd rather he were dead, as if his death were some great news."

Source: Guardian


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Remembering The Short Fiction Of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Source: WYPR

Gabriel Garcia Marquez and I have a few things in common: We both discovered Kafka while studying in Bogotá, and we both knew we wanted to write forever after borrowing copies of The Metamorphosis. Reading that little novel — an exercise in the seemingly endless possibilities of fiction — proved to be a transformative experience for both of us."The first line almost knocked me off the bed," Garcia Marquez said in a 1981 interview with ...
Source: WYPR   Full article at: WYPR Jun 7 2014, 7:41am CDT


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Spouses and the Creative People They Marry

Source: The Rumpus

Writers love writing about other writers’s wives. The spouse of a creative person has recently become a popular subject to novelize. But this fad is just a cheap trick, says Sarah Weinman in New Republic, that frees authors from the biographic reality of their subjects and eliminates the ordinary drudgery involved in writing a book. And it isn’t always enough to salvage a story:The appeal of these spousal tales is in ...
Source: The Rumpus   Full article at: The Rumpus May 28 2014, 8:00am CDT

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Friends of APL Announce June Book Talks

Source: Albany Public Library

Join the Friends of APL every Tuesday at 12:15 pm for some lively and engaging book talks! The talks take place at the Main Library, in the large auditorium on the first floor, and are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served too.   JUNE 3 — Book Review of “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Silvia Mejia, an associate professor at the College of St. Rose, reviews this novel.   JUNE ...
Source: Albany Public Library   Full article at: Albany Public Library May 28 2014, 7:23am CDT

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The Life Behind the Stories

Source: The Rumpus

Step inside Neil Gaiman’s surreal artistic world with Hayley Campbell’s recently released book examining his personal archives. Drawings, notes, and letters in The Art of Neil Gaiman give cult fans and curious newcomers an intimate insight into the fantasy novelist’s creative process. It may not be possible to ever fully understand what goes on in the mind of a particular writer (or person), but we sure do love to try.Related Posts:Hair-Combing with Gabriel Garcia Marquez ...
Source: The Rumpus   Full article at: The Rumpus May 27 2014, 8:00am CDT

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Magical Marquez

Source: Today in Literature

On this day in 1928 Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born. Living to Tell the Tale, his first volume of memoirs, is prefaced by Marquez's belief that "Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it." What follows is recounted in such a colorful, captivating way that we can only hope, given his lymphatic cancer, Marquez remains well enough to tell the whole t ...
Source: Today in Literature   Full article at: Today in Literature Mar 6 2011, 8:17am CST

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