Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Birth Name: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Born: 03/06/1927
Birth Place: Aracataca, Magdalena, CO
Death Place: Mexico City, , MX
Died: 04/17/2014

A giant of both Latin American and world literature, Gabriel García Márquez embraced a world of lovely, lyrical magic and despotic politics in such novels as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985) and The General in His Labyrinth (1989). García Márquez's work appealed to a wide demographic, entrancing literary-minded critics and casual readers alike, which helped to make him one of the most widely read and admired literary figures of the 20th century, on par with such legendary authors as Dickens and Tolstoy, whose own work was greatly admired by García Márquez. He spent his early career as a journalist before political trouble ... Continue Bio >>

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