Marquez

The magic of Gabo

Print edition : May 16, 2014

Gabriel Garcia Marquez greeting fans on his 87th birthday in Mexico City, on March 6, 2014. Photo: Eduardo Verdugo/AP

Receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature from Carl Gustav, the King of Sweden, on December 10, 1982, in Stockholm. Photo: BERTIL ERICSON/AFP

Awareness of history remains one of the best gifts of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s fiction, which weaves the idioms of myth and magic to show how Latin American history and reality were in fact monstrous, outsized and outrageous.
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