Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life Hardcover – 20 Oct 2008
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`...now, thankfully, we have this monumental work'
-- Financial Times
`Gerald Martin has done a good job here in presenting the myths about the career, as well as debunking many of them ... a good, thorough job.' -- Philip Hensher, Spectator
`His biography...has been 17 years in the making, and he has no regrets about squandered time ... consistently engaging' -- The Times
`Martin blends the stories and novels superbly into his narrative ... and helps readers to ground his exceptional fiction in history.' -- Jason Wilson, Independent
`Masterful ... Martin's book...is an astonishing feat: a subtle tribute to a very complex man and an indispensable key to his life's work' -- Sunday Telegraph
`Superbly well-researched ... Garcia Marquez's achievement is more than purely artistic. He has become a hero in the long, still continuing story of how the West has been obliged to change its view of the post-colonial nations.' -- Kevin Jackson, Sunday Times
`We already have his novels. And now, thankfully, we have this monumental work.' -- Angel Gurria Quintana, Financial Times
-- Boyd Tonkin, Independent, 'The Week in Books'
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That is not to say there are not some slight longueurs. There are lesser hills between the peaks: the early to-ings and fro-ings between Aracataca, Baranquilla and Bogotá, for example, as well as the more wide-ranging ones between Colombia, Europe and Mexico; not to mention the seemingly endless periodicals and newspapers. But once García Márquez emerges from the chrysalis of workaday hack to major player, everything changes.Read more ›
A rivetting and minutely researched read and family saga (almost as good as the subject's) This gives great insight into the psychi of the author whilst painting a vivd picture of the fascinating (and gruesome) political times in which he lived. A true son of his age this is an enlightening book and an essential read for anyone who enjoys GGMs writing. Will now go back and re-read many of his works from a new angle. It also provides a fresh and sometimes surprising perspective on some of history's famous sons and daughters such as Castro.
A tour de force for George Martin
about Marquez' life. I always enjoy biographies of authors for example D H Lawrence, Robert Graves, Edward Thomas. My brother has a farm in Columbia and so am thinking I may go out there one day.
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Hardback book for paperback prices. Haven't read yet but el Gabo is my favourite writer. Looking forward to reading it.Published on 10 Feb. 2014 by Jinesa