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Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life Paperback – 5 Oct 2009
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'Gabriel Garcia Marquez once remarked that "every self-respecting writer should have an English biographer". He could have asked for none more accomplished than Gerald Martin' Angel Gurria-Quintana, Financial Times 'Gerald Martin has done a good job here in presenting the myths about the career, as well as debunking many of them' Philip Hensher, Spectator 'Masterful an astonishing feat: a subtle tribute to a very complex man and an indispensable key to his life's work' Ed King, Sunday Telegraph 'Martin blends the stories and novels superbly into his narrative This first biography in English helps readers to ground his exceptional fiction in history' Jason Wilson, Independent Book of the Week
`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.' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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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
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Haven't read this yet but glad to have it in store. I am currently reading One thousand days of Solitude and it makes me curious
about Marquez' life. Read more
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