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January 27, 2006 | From Reuters
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 | SHEILA BENSON
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.
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."
January 25, 1987 | Associated Press
Military authorities in the nearby port city of Valparaiso burned 14,846 copies of a book by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a Nobel Prize winner, his local representative said Saturday. Twenty-nine copies of a political essay by Teodoro Petkoff, a former Venezuelan presidential candidate and guerrilla leader, were also burned, said Arturo Navarro, representative in Chile for Garcia Marquez's publishing house. Navarro said in a telephone interview that the books were burned Nov.
September 23, 1988
Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "Love in the Time of Cholera," about a man who has waited more than 50 years to redeclare his passion for a beautiful woman widowed at last, has won the fiction award in the ninth annual Los Angeles Times Book Prize competition. Translated from Spanish, the novel by Nobel Prize-winning Garcia Marquez was one of five books named Thursday in New York City at a private reception for publishers of the nominated works.
March 12, 2000 | From Associated Press
American writers Arthur Miller and William Styron and Colombian literary great Gabriel Garcia Marquez discussed everything from World War II to the battle over 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez during a dinner with Fidel Castro that stretched into Saturday. Later, three of the most famous writers of the 20th century made a pilgrimage to the former residence of another literary giant: the late Ernest Hemingway.
August 24, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
In the jaded city where he first found fame as a novelist, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has ventured into the world of the theater. The critics agree that Garcia Marquez, now 60, is as bold as ever--for better or worse. Garcia Marquez's first play, "Diatribe of Love Against a Seated Man," opened Saturday at the National Cervantes Theater here.
December 11, 1988 | Lawrence Thornton, Thornton is the author of "Imagining Argentina" (Doubleday). and
Most people would agree that Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel Garcia Marquez are the major practitioners of magic realism, but even though they work the same generic terrain, their methods are markedly different. Garcia Marquez's world of flesh and blood is filled with characters possessing supernatural powers. Objects are transformed in crescendos of images or materialize out of nowhere, as is the case with the galleon in the jungle of "One Hundred Years of Solitude." His powerful themes grow out of closely observed human behavior over the breadth of his weighty novels.
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