Marquez Gabriel 1927 - 2014 (87)

You may only be a person in this world, but for someone you're the world.


100 Years

of Solitude

“In that Macondo forgotten even by the birds, where the dust and the heat had become so strong that it was difficult to breathe, secluded by solitude and love and by the solitude of love in a house where it was almost impossible to sleep because of the noise of the red ants, Aureliano, and Amaranta Úrsula were the only happy beings, and the most happy on the face of the earth.”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014) was a Colombian writer, journalist, and Nobel Prize laureate in Literature, best known for his novels and short stories that explored the complexities of Latin American society and politics.

He was born on March 6, 1927, in the town of Aracataca, Colombia, and grew up in the coastal region of the country. He studied law and journalism at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá, but he left before completing his degree to pursue a career in writing.

Marquez's most famous novel is "One Hundred Years of Solitude," published in 1967, which tells the story of the Buendía family and their rise and fall over several generations in the fictional town of Macondo. This novel is considered a masterpiece of magical realism, a literary genre that blends realistic elements with magical or supernatural elements.

Marquez's other notable works include "Love in the Time of Cholera," "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," and "The General in His Labyrinth." He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982 "for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent's life and conflicts."

Gabriel Garcia Marquez passed away on April 17, 2014, of pneumonia, in Mexico City, Mexico.