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Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 1927 - 2014

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Colombian journalist, novelist, and short story writer Gabriel García Márquez died aged 87 on April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. Márquez was best known for popularizing magical realism in Latin American literature, especially with his 1967 masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude. We remember his life with a collection of interviews and remembrances.

Colombian journalist, novelist, and short story writer Gabriel García Márquez died aged 87 on April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. Márquez was best known for popularizing magical realism in Latin American literature, especially with his 1967 masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude. We remember his life with a collection of interviews and remembrances.
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Palo Alto, United States

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Literature

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Colombian journalist, novelist, and short story writer Gabriel García Márquez died aged 87 on April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. Márquez was best known for popularizing magical realism in Latin American literature, especially with his 1967 masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude. We remember his life with a collection of interviews and remembrances.

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English


Episodes

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Tribute

4/17/2014
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NPR's Mandalit del Barco pays tribute to Gabriel García Márquez's life and writing. (All Things Considered, NPR, 4/18/2014)

Duration: 00:07:00


Colombia Mourns Its Favorite Son

4/17/2014
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Márquez's magical realism made Colombia synonymous with literature. (Morning Edition, NPR, 4/18/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


A Hit in Tehran: 'News of a Kidnapping'

4/17/2014
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Iranian politician Mir Hossein Mousavi, who served as the last Prime Minister of Iran from 1981 to 1989, has been under house arrest since February 2011. After Mousavi compared his plight to Márquez's News of a Kidnapping, the novel's sales soared in Tehran. (The World, PRI, 9/21/2011)

Duration: 00:05:00


Marquez's Life and Work

4/17/2014
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Gerald Martin takes us inside Márquez's life and times. (The Book Show, Radio National, 1/8/2010)

Duration: 00:38:00