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Gabriel García Márquez

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Gabriel García Márquez


Born
in Aracataca, Magdalena, Colombia
March 06, 1927

Died
April 17, 2014

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Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. García Márquez, familiarly known as "Gabo" in his native country, was considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century. In 1982, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

He studied at the University of Bogotá and later worked as a reporter for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador and as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas and New York. He wrote many acclaimed non-fiction works and short stories, but is best-known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985). His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread
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One Hundred Years of Solitude

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4.05 avg rating — 619,553 ratings — published 1967 — 617 editions
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Love in the Time of Cholera

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3.90 avg rating — 343,530 ratings — published 1985 — 373 editions
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold

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3.95 avg rating — 92,356 ratings — published 1981 — 286 editions
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Memories of My Melancholy W...

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3.59 avg rating — 55,615 ratings — published 2004 — 151 editions
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Of Love and Other Demons

3.98 avg rating — 45,013 ratings — published 1994 — 198 editions
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El coronel no tiene quien l...

3.72 avg rating — 22,504 ratings — published 1961 — 189 editions
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The Autumn of the Patriarch

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3.84 avg rating — 14,946 ratings — published 1975 — 169 editions
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No One Writes to the Colone...

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3.86 avg rating — 11,549 ratings — published 1961 — 24 editions
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The General in His Labyrinth

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3.67 avg rating — 14,589 ratings — published 1989 — 144 editions
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Strange Pilgrims

4.02 avg rating — 13,108 ratings — published 1992 — 147 editions
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“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.”
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“It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.”
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