I just had the weirdest dream. There was this little town, right? And everybody had, like, the same two names.
Estorino Biography InGabriel Garcia Marquez recovered from his three-year bout of writer's block and practically locked himself up in the study of his Mexico City home. Eighteen months later, he emerged with a thirteen-hundred page manuscript and faced his ten thousand dollar debt.
Soon, however, his financial troubles would be over, for One Hundred Years of Solitude, the manuscript he produced, went on to become an international success, eventually garnering the author a Nobel Prize in This work was not the beginning of Garcia Marquez's literary process, but rather a step in the author's career.
These maternal grandparents had opposed the marriage of their daughter to Gabriel Garcia, but a temporary reconciliation had brought the daughter home to give birth to her first child. Garcia Marquez was left in Aracataca to be brought up by his grandparents for the next eight years.
His grandmother was a superstitious woman who would tell stories both amazing and common with equal conviction. Her storytelling style was an influence on Garcia Marquez, as he later stated, "It's possible to get away with anything as long as you make it believable.
That is something my grandmother taught me.
He attended elementary school at the Jesuit Colegio San Jose in Barranquilla, ant from there he departed in to the Liceo National locate Zipaquira, a town thirty miles from the capital of Colombia, Bogota.
With their somber, repressive, and colonial atmospheres, both cities were a dismal and gray shock to the thirteen-year-old.
Inhe matriculated at the National University of Bogota in an irresolute pursuit of a law degree. The previous year, Mariano Ospina Perez was put into power by a elite conservative faction, opening a violent phase in Colombian history.
La violencia, as this time was known, "was an almost twenty-year period of rural violence in which overpeople died at the hands of Liberal and Conservative guerilla bands, vigilantes, local authorities, and the army," and it was brought into full force by the bogotazo, which was a series of riots that followed the assassination of Liberal leader Jorge Eliecer Gaitan.
Minta states, The apparently endless cycle [of la violencia] has been one of the central preoccupations in nearly all of Garcia Marquez' work to date.
He is thus, inevitably, concerned with the whole history of his country and continent, and, both as a writer of novels and as a journalist, he has constantly laid stress on the importance of developing alternative sources of history as a challenge to the status of conventional ones.
He stayed in Caracas untilwhen he moved to Bogota to prepare the opening of a Colombian office of Prensa Latina, the new Cuban government's news agency. His first son, Rodrigo, was born during this time. Inthe family moved to New York City to work at the Prensa Latina office there, but after the tensions brought about by the Severance of ties between the United States and Cuba, they moved again, this time settling in Mexico City.
There he tried writing screen- plays and worked for the Walter Thompson advertising agency. His second son, Gonzalo, was born in As mentioned earlier, he wrote in One Hundred Years of Solitude, which was originally published by Editorial Sudamericana in Argentina.
Following the unexpected success of the novel, the Garcia Marquez family moved to Barcelona where the author wrote The Autumn of the Patriarch, published inand after which he moved back to Mexico City.
He was the first Colombian and the fourth Latin American at that time to be awarded the prize. Joined with his commitment to literature is Garcia Marquez' allegiance to social and political change.
During his early education, Marquez was influenced by the information he received about Marx and socialist theory, and in his university years, he made the acquaintance of Camilo Torres, the rebel priest who became involved in revolutionary politics. Although he has no affiliation with any political party, Garcia Marquez claims to be a socialist.
He does not profess a rigid ideology, but he believes in socialist revolution, especially as the best course of development for Latin America. From this he draws the significance of rooting culture and government in the people, but his experiences of violence have made him doubt the necessity of violent revolution to bring about equality and freedom for all.
Garcia Marquez has commented that the region should not have outside systems imposed on it, neither western democracy nor the Soviet model of communism, but instead be left alone to evolve in its own way. His fiction and politics run parallel rather than intertwine, for while his works incorporate political statements, none is an explicit proclamation of his views.
His ultimate concern is the promotion of human rights and peaceful existence. As Regina Janes asserts, "his fellow novelists recognized in the novel a brilliant evocation of many of their own concerns: Upon first reading, the novel appears to relate a regional history of the town of Macondo and the many generations of Buendias that inhabit it.
This local chronicle, however, is representative of the history of Colombia and of Latin America in general, passing from the mythical pre-conquest time to that of history marked by "interminable civil wars, dictators, coups d'etat.
Marines or of CIA funds to finance the counterrevolution. Next comes a series of contacts with native Indians and black slaves, and soon begin the civil wars characteristic of post-independence Latin America. The Americans soon come in, representing the modern Western imperialism of the twentieth century.
Some of the events which take place in the plot of the novel are drawn straight from actual happenings, such as the arrival of the banana company and the massacre of its workers.
Yet while the history of Latin America goes on, the history of Macondo and the Buendias takes place completely within the bounds of the novel, from birth to destruction.One Hundred Years of Solitude () By Gabriel García Márquez One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel.
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