Thursday, 17 April 2014

¡Adiós Gabo!

Gabriel García Márquez in a portrait © by Tullio Pericoli, 1990
One the greatest living writers is no longer with us:
Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez,
affectionately known as 'Gabo' all across Latin America
as well as in Europe where he worked as a foreign
correspondent in his youth, passed away today in
Mexico City. His background in journalism came to
provide the bedrock of his phantasmagorical writing
culminated with the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.
As long as I live, I'll never forget how much I loved
the magic realism of 'One Hundred Years of Solitude',
I became totally absorbed in the Buendia family's
saga, my mind ran wild as never before and it truly
came to shape my imagination. ¡Adiós Gabo!

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