Gabriel Garcia Marquez By: Lorraine M. Carmona Torres Prof: Evelyn Lugo ENGG 633
Introduction • In this presentation I will discuss information regarding the literary life about my favorite writer: Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Some of the information will discuss is: • How did he began writing? • Some of his works. • Brief biography
Biography • Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez wasborn in March 6, 1927. He’s currently 83 years old. • Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. He is considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982; he is the earliest winner of this prize to be still alive.
He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics. In 1958, he married Mercedes Barcha; they have two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo. • GarcíaMárquez was the first Colombian and fourth Latin American to win a Nobel Prize for Literature.
Journalism • GarcíaMárquez began his career as a journalist while studying law at the University of Cartagena. In 1948 and 1949 he wrote for El Universal in Cartagena. Later, from 1950 until 1952, he wrote a "whimsical" column under the name of "Septimus" for the local paper El Heraldo in Barranquilla. • GarcíaMárquez noted of his time at El Heraldo, "I'd write a piece and they'd pay me three pesos for it, and maybe an editorial for another three." During this time he became an active member of the informal group of writers and journalists known as the Barranquilla Group, an association that provided great motivation and inspiration for his literary career.
Cont. • In 1994, along with his brother Jaime and with lawyer Jaime Abello, he founded the Fundación Nuevo PeriodismoIberoamericano (New Iberoamerican Journalism Foundation), which aims to help young journalists learn with teachers such as Alma Guillermoprieto or Jon Lee Anderson, and to stimulate new ways to do journalism. GarcíaMárquez is still the foundation's president.
Novels • In Evil Hour (1962) • One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) * • The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975) * • Love in the Time of Cholera (1985) * • The General in His Labyrinth (1989) * • Of Love and Other Demons (1994) *
Leaf Storm (1955) * • No One Writes to the Colonel (published 1961 in Spanish; written in 1956-1957) * • Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981) *
Short story Collections • Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2004) * • Innocent Eréndira, and Other Stories (1978) • Collected Stories (1984) • Strange Pilgrims (1993)
Non Fiction • The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor (1970) • The Solitude of Latin America (1982) • The Fragrance of Guava (1982, with PlinioApuleyo Mendoza) • Clandestine in Chile (1986) • News of a Kidnapping (1996) • A Country forChildren (1998) • Living to Tell the Tale (2002)
Conclusion • This is my favorite author. I’ve read 11 out of his 25 books. His novels captivate you and once you start reading you can’t stop. I began to like reading with his novel “Cronicas de unaMuerteAnunciada” which I read in highschool. After that I was captivated by his work.
References • Wikipedia • Book: Yo no vengo a decir un discurso – Gabriel Garcia Marquez (2010)