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born 1928, Colombian writer; noted for novels such as Cien años de Soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude) (1967); Nobel prize for literature 1982.

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García Márquez, Gabriel (gäbrēĕl´ gärsē´ä mär´kās), 1928-, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, and journalist, b. Aracataca. Widely considered the greatest living Latin American master of narrative, García Márquez won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. He began his literary career while a law student in Barranquilla, publishing stories in local magazines. He left Colombia in the late 1950s and has since lived in many places, later in life mainly in Mexico City. Drawing on his own history and that of his family, town, and nation and reflecting the influence of writers such as Jorges Luis Borges, Miguel Angel Asturias, and Alejo Carpentier, his work focuses on the physical and moral travail of coastal Colombia, which is given universal meaning in his books. His two masterpieces One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967, tr. 1970...    Continue Reading
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