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Gabriel García Márquez

Plaque at Rue Cujas, Paris.

Gabriel García Márquez (1928-2014) was a Colombian Nobel Prize-winning author of novels and short stories. He spendt much of his time in Mexico City.

One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), is the best-selling of all books originally written in the Spanish language (English translation by Gregory Rabassa 1970). Other important works by García Márquez include Nobody Writes to the Colonel (1961), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), The General in His Labyrinth (1989) and Of Love and Other Demons (1994). In 2002, he published the memoir Vivir para contarla.

His novel One Hundred Years of Solitude gave rise to the term "magic realism", which is a literary style originated in Latin America that combines fantastic elements with realism.

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De la Fuente-Carlos Fuentes-Garcia Marquez