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Remembering The Short Fiction Of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Source: WYPR

Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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 ...
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 the ...
Full article at: The Rumpus May 28 2014, 8:00am CDT
 

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The Life Behind the Stories

Source: The Rumpus

Scotland + Venice 2013, Collateral Event Of The 55th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale Di Venezia
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 Po ...
Full article at: The Rumpus May 27 2014, 8:00am CDT
 

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The Rumpus Interview with Porochista Khakpour

Source: The Rumpus

Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Imagine smiling. Imagine flying or falling. Imagine having a child, then building a cage, then imagine putting your own child into this cage. Imagine him into a bird. Imagine that it’s all real. Does that make the hurt more tolerable? Can a person survive on imagination alone? What else can the imagination do?In her new novel The Last Illusion, Porochista Khakpour retells a tale of the imagination at its most sublime. In the Shahn ...
Full article at: The Rumpus May 26 2014, 2:00pm CDT
 

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The Rumpus Interview with Porochista Khakpour

Source: The Rumpus

Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Imagine smiling. Imagine flying or falling. Imagine having a child, then building a cage, then imagine putting your own child into this cage. Imagine him into a bird. Imagine that it’s all real. Does that make the hurt more tolerable? Can a person survive on imagination alone? What else can the imagination do?In her new novel The Last Illusion, Porochista Khakpour retells a tale of the imagination at its most sublime. In the Shahnameh—The Persian Book o ...
Full article at: The Rumpus May 26 2014, 2:00pm CDT
 

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Magical Marquez

Source: Today in Literature

Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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 w ...
Full article at: Today in Literature Mar 6 2011, 8:17am CST
 



 

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