Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014
Gabriel García Márquez died yesterday at the age of 87. NPR has a great audio remembrance of his life and legacy. It mentions his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize for Literature he won in 1982. If you've never read it, it's an amazing speech, weaving together the magic and reality of Latin America in a beautiful piece of writing that's moving, sad in parts, and insightful, yet filled with touches of delight and humor--and ultimately hopeful. This link takes you to an article with the full text in the original Spanish and here is the speech in English.
We have many of his books (along with biographies and literary criticism) in Spanish and English (and even one or two in Korean, Vietnamese, Russian, and French).
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