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Gabriel García Márquez : a life

Author: Gerald Martin
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Series: Overdrive.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The biography of the 1982 Nobel Laureate in Literature tells the story of Márquez, a young man who rose from obscure provincial journalist to progenitor of a new literature.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Named Person: Gabriel García Márquez; Gabriel García Márquez
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Martin
ISBN: 9780307272003 0307272001 9781408831090 1408831090
OCLC Number: 430306882
Notes: Originally published: London : Bloomsbury, 2008.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Maps --
Foreword --
Prologue : from origins obscure (1800-1899) --
pt. I. Home : Colombia : 1899-1955 --
1. Of colonels and lost causes (1899-1927) --
2. The house at Aracataca (1927-1928) --
3. Holding his grandfather's hand (1929-1937) --
4. Schooldays : Barranquilla, Sucre, Zipaquirá (1938-1946) --
5. The university student and the Bogotazo (1947-1948) --
6. Back to the Costa : an apprentice journalist in Cartagena (1948-1949) --
7. Barranquilla, a bookseller and a Bohemian group (1950-1953) --
8. Back to Bogotá : the ace reporter (1954-1955) --
pt. II. Abroad : Europe and Latin America : 1955-1967 --
9. The discovery of Europe : Rome (1955) --
10. Hungry in Paris : La Bohème (1956-1957) --
11. Beyond the Iron Curtain : Eastern Europe during the Cold War (1957) --
12. Venezuela and Colombia : the birth of Big Mama (1958-1959) --
13. The Cuban Revolution and the USA (1959-1961) --
14. Escape to Mexico (1961-1964) --
15. Melquíades the Magician : One hundred Years of Solitude (1965-1966) --
16. Fame at last (1966-1967) --
pt. III. Man of the world : celebrity and politics : 1967-2005 --
17. Barcelona and the Latin American boom : between literature and politics (1967-1970) --
18. The solitary author slowly writes : The Autumn of the Patriarch and the wider world (1971-1975) --
19. Chile and Cuba : García Márquez opts for the Revolution (1973-1979) --
20. Return to literature : Chronicle of a Death Foretold and the Nobel Prize (1980-1982) --
21. The frenzy of renown and the fragrance of Guava : Love in the Time of Cholera (1982-1985) --
22. Against official history : García Márquez's Bolívar (The General in His Labyrinth) (1986-1989) --
23. Back to Macondo? News of a historic catastrophe (1990-1996) --
24. García Márquez at seventy and beyond : memoirs and melancholy whores (1996-2005) --
Epilogue : immortality--the new Cervantes (2006-2007) --
Appendix. Family trees --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Overdrive.
Responsibility: Gerald Martin.

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The biography of the 1982 Nobel Laureate in Literature tells the story of Márquez, a young man who rose from obscure provincial journalist to progenitor of a new literature.

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