GabrielGarcía Márquez
Synopsis
 Born on 1928, writer Gabriel García Márquez grew up listening to
family tales. He grew up with his maternal gra...
Synopsis
 After college, he became a journalist. His work introduced readers
to magical realism, which combines facts and...
Synopsis
 His novels “Cien años de soledad (One HundredYears of Solitude)”
and ”El amor en los tiempos del cólera ”(Love ...
Early Life
 Writer and journalistGabriel García Márquez was born on March 6,
1928, in Aracataca,Colombia. Because his par...
Early Life
 "I feel that all my writing has been about the experiences of the
time I spent with my grandparents.“
 Gabri...
Early Life
 Considered one of the leading Latino writers, Márquez grew up
listening to numerous family tales, such as his...
Magical
Realism
 García Márquez’s literary reputation is inseparable from the
term magical realism, a phrase that literar...
Magical
Realism
 "Magical realism expands the categorizes of the real so as to
encompass myth, magic and other extraordin...
Works
 García Márquez drew international acclaim for the novel Cien años
de soledad (1967), which was later translated as...
Works
 With this book, he is credited with helping to introduce the world
to magical realism, a literary genre that combi...
Works
 Another one of his novels, El amor en los tiempos del cólera (1985),
also drew a worldwide audience.The work, part...
LaterYears
 In recent years, Gabriel García Márquez has explored his own life in
his work. His memoir Vivir para contarla...
LaterYears
 In recent years, Gabriel García Márquez has explored his own life in
his work.Throughout his career, García M...
LaterYears
 In 1999, García Márquez was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer.
Chemotherapy provided by a hospital in Los Angel...
LaterYears
 ”I reduced relations with my friends to a minimum, disconnected
the telephone, canceled the trips and all sor...
LaterYears
 In 2009, responding to claims by both his literary agent and his
biographer that his writing career was over,...
LaterYears
 InApril 2014, García Márquez was hospitalized in Mexico.
LaterYears
 García Márquez died of pneumonia at the age of 87 on 17April
2014 in MexicoCity.
LaterYears
Gabriel García Márquez
(1927-2014)
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  1. 1. GabrielGarcía Márquez
  2. 2. Synopsis  Born on 1928, writer Gabriel García Márquez grew up listening to family tales. He grew up with his maternal grandparent who was a pensioned colonel from the civil war at the beginning of the century.
  3. 3. Synopsis  After college, he became a journalist. His work introduced readers to magical realism, which combines facts and fantasy.
  4. 4. Synopsis  His novels “Cien años de soledad (One HundredYears of Solitude)” and ”El amor en los tiempos del cólera ”(Love in theTime of Cholera) have drawn worldwide audiences. He won a Nobel Prize in 1982.
  5. 5. Early Life  Writer and journalistGabriel García Márquez was born on March 6, 1928, in Aracataca,Colombia. Because his parents were still poor and struggling, his grandparents accepted the task of raising him, a common practice at the time.
  6. 6. Early Life  "I feel that all my writing has been about the experiences of the time I spent with my grandparents.“  Gabriel García Márquez
  7. 7. Early Life  Considered one of the leading Latino writers, Márquez grew up listening to numerous family tales, such as his grandfather's war stories and his parents' dating adventures. He published his first story while in college and then became a journalist Gabo’s first story
  8. 8. Magical Realism  García Márquez’s literary reputation is inseparable from the term magical realism, a phrase that literary critics coined to describe the distinctive blend of fantasy and realism in his (and many other LatinAmerican authors’) work.
  9. 9. Magical Realism  "Magical realism expands the categorizes of the real so as to encompass myth, magic and other extraordinary phenomena in Nature or experience which European realism excluded"  Gabriel García Márquez
  10. 10. Works  García Márquez drew international acclaim for the novel Cien años de soledad (1967), which was later translated as One HundredYears of Solitude.
  11. 11. Works  With this book, he is credited with helping to introduce the world to magical realism, a literary genre that combines facts and fantasy.
  12. 12. Works  Another one of his novels, El amor en los tiempos del cólera (1985), also drew a worldwide audience.The work, partially based on his parents' courtship, is also known by its English title, Love in the Time of Cholera.
  13. 13. LaterYears  In recent years, Gabriel García Márquez has explored his own life in his work. His memoir Vivir para contarla (2002), published the next year as Living toTell theTale, received warm reviews and accolades from critics and fans.
  14. 14. LaterYears  In recent years, Gabriel García Márquez has explored his own life in his work.Throughout his career, García Márquez has won numerous awards and honors for his work, including the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.
  15. 15. LaterYears  In 1999, García Márquez was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer. Chemotherapy provided by a hospital in Los Angeles proved to be successful, and the illness went into remission.This event prompted García Márquez to begin writing his memoirs.
  16. 16. LaterYears  ”I reduced relations with my friends to a minimum, disconnected the telephone, canceled the trips and all sorts of current and future plans and locked myself in to write every day without interruption.”  Gabriel García Márquez
  17. 17. LaterYears  In 2009, responding to claims by both his literary agent and his biographer that his writing career was over, he told Colombian newspaper ElTiempo: "Not only is it not true, but the only thing I do is write".
  18. 18. LaterYears  InApril 2014, García Márquez was hospitalized in Mexico.
  19. 19. LaterYears  García Márquez died of pneumonia at the age of 87 on 17April 2014 in MexicoCity.
  20. 20. LaterYears Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)

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