October 21, 1990
As a longtime fan of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, it was with interest that I read the thorough interview by Anthony Day and Marjorie Miller. It was a fascinating piece that gave insight into the mind of such a gifted writer. The world is lucky, though, that he does not live on the island of his good friend, Fidel Castro. His literary inspirations would be few in the cold showers of Cuba. There the general public does not even have one water heater, let alone two. NORA CLAYTON Santa Ana
April 15, 1989 |
The American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival continues at the Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinemas this weekend. Highlights from today's and Sunday's program follow. TODAY 'Letters From the Park' Cuba, 1988, 87 minutes Noon Cuban director Tomas Gutierrez Alea has shimmering period decor and a lovely Gabriel Garcia Marquez script, as a sad, voyeuristic professional letter-writer composes the love-epistles for both members of an impassioned couple, even as he falls helplessly in love with the woman.
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April 17, 1990
A federal judge in Los Angeles dismissed a lawsuit Monday against Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was accused of violating a contract to make a movie from his novel, "Love in the Time of Cholera." U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real threw out the case after apparently finding that the Colombian author had never entered into an enforceable contract with producer Richard Roth to make a movie based on the best-selling book, attorneys said. On Dec.
January 15, 1989
A state appellate court opinion has restricted a Kern County school district's ability to ban two books from its curriculum and said the school board had no authority to ban the books if the decision was based on religious grounds.
October 9, 2004 |
Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's bestselling book "100 Years of Solitude" has become required reading for high school students worldwide, but the title of his new work just might scare off a few educators. The book is "Memoria de Mis Putas Tristes," and the working translation is "Memories of My Melancholy Whores," according to publisher Alfred A. Knopf. It's his first fiction book in more than a decade. The Spanish-language version will be released Oct. 27, Knopf announced this week.
January 27, 2006 |
Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez wouldn't travel to Wales to the Hay literary festival, so the annual book fest dubbed "the Woodstock of the mind" has gone to him in his native Colombia. The idea of bringing an offshoot of the festival held in the Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye to the city of Cartagena was suggested by Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes, who told festival founder Peter Florence that that was the only way Garcia Marquez would attend.
April 26, 1989 |
Following are capsule reviews of a selection of today's screenings in the American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival at the Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinemas: 'A Happy Sunday' Venezuela, 1988, 95 minutes 7:15 p.m. In a powerful Gabriel Garcia Marquez adaptation, director Olegario Barrera reveals two worlds of Caracas, from super-rich to barely scraping by. This ironically titled happy Sunday revolves around...
April 10, 2005
Many thanks to Reed Johnson not only for taking us on a tour of Gabriel Garcia Marquez country ["Struggling Out of Its Solitude," April 3], but for reminding American readers how much "realism" there is in the author's famous "magic realism." I shivered at the caption "Phantom Railroad" under the photo of the Aracataca train station. In "One Hundred Years of Solitude," it is from this station that 3,000 corpses -- men, women and children -- were loaded onto trains to be carried away and dumped into the sea. Today, Cienaga is the site of Puerto Drummond, created as the transport center for coal carried by private train from the La Loma mine, which was acquired by Alabama-based Drummond Co. after the International Monetary Fund compelled privatization.
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September 12, 1999 |
Yes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian Nobel Prize-winning author, was in Los Angeles last week as the news wires suggested. Today, he should be home--that is, in one of the seven houses he and his wife, Mercedes, call home. He came to Los Angeles for medical reasons. In June, he fell ill in Bogota, Colombia. His condition was described by a hospital spokesperson as "general exhaustion syndrome."