A Great Author Has Died!

A Great Author Has Died!

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Marquez

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Presidents and fellow writers have been paying tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez who has died in Mexico aged 87.

The author was considered one of the greatest Spanish-language writers, best known for his masterpiece of magical realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and US President Barack Obama were those among praising his legacy.3 days of national mourning was declared for Colombia.

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Mr Obama said the world had “lost one of its greatest visionary writers”.

While, Mr Santos took to Twitter to pay tribute to Garcia Marquez.

“A thousand years of solitude and sadness because of the death of the greatest Colombian of all time! Such giants never die,” he wrote.

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.

García Márquez started as a journalist, and wrote many acclaimed non-fiction works and short stories, but is best known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), Autumn of the Patriarch (1975) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985).

His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success, most notably for popularizing a literary style labeled as magic realism, which uses magical elements and events in otherwise ordinary and realistic situations. Some of his works are set in a fictional village called Macondo (the town mainly inspired by his birthplace Aracataca), and most of them explore the theme of solitude.

More here –

Gabriel García Márquez Dead: Nobel Prize-Winning Author Dies at 87 – 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/17/gabriel-garcia-marquez-dead_n_5169325.html

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