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Conversations with Gabriel García Márquez

By Gabriel García Márquez, 1928-

Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1927) is a sophisticated literary artist with broad popularity. His masterpiece, One Hundred Years of Solitude, has sold tens of millions of copies worldwide. In 1982, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Conversations with Gabriel García Márquez starts with the years of his early phenomenal success and continues through his most recent, turn-of-the-century exchanges. He speaks of his impoverished childhood, his life as an indifferent student, his apprenticeship as a journalist, the inspiration that led to the writing of his most renowned novel, the difficulties brought by fame, and his leftist opinions. Works such as The Autumn of the Patriarch, Love in the Time of Cholera, The General in His Labyrinth, and News of a Kidnapping are discussed in detail.

When interviewed by Hispanic journalists, García Márquez chats spontaneously and frankly about all sorts of topics, including himself. Those conversations, translated into English for the first time, offer a fascinating glimpse of the Colombian genius at his most down-to-earth, informal, and relaxed. Taken together with seminal pieces from the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Book Review, and other English-language periodicals, Conversations with Gabriel García Márquez offers a nuanced, multi-faceted view of one of contemporary literature's greatest masters.

Gene H. Bell-Villada of Williamstown, Massachusetts, is chair of the Department of Romance Languages at Williams College and the author of National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Art for Art's Sake & Literary Life: How Politics & Markets Helped Shape the Ideology and Culture of Aestheticism, 1790-1990, and Overseas American: Growing Up Gringo in the Tropics (University Press of Mississippi).

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2006

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1578067839


Format: Book
Author: García Márquez, Gabriel, 1928-
Title: Conversations with Gabriel García Márquez / edited by Gene H. Bell-Villada.
Publisher Date: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2006.
Subject: García Márquez, Gabriel, 1928- -- Interviews. Authors, Colombian -- 20th century -- Interviews.
Isbn: 1578067839 (cloth : alk. paper) 1578067847 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 863.64 Gar
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Format: Book
Author: García Márquez, Gabriel, 1928-
Title: Conversations with Gabriel García Márquez / edited by Gene H. Bell-Villada.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2006.
Description: xxii, 200 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: García Márquez, Gabriel, 1928- -- Interviews.
Subjects: Authors, Colombian -- 20th century -- Interviews.
Other Author: Bell-Villada, Gene H., 1941-
Notes: Includes index.
Notes: "Books by Gabriel García Márquez": p. v-vi.
Contents: And now, two hundred years of solitude / Ernesto González Bermejo -- Gabriel García Márquez / Rita Guibert -- The yellow trolley car in Barcelona : an interview / William Kennedy -- Journey back to the source / El Manifiesto -- Playboy interview : Gabriel García Márquez / Claudia Dreifus -- Building a compass / Gene H. Bell-Villada -- Love and age : a talk with García Márquez / Marlise Simons -- "Soap operas are wonderful. I've always wanted to write one"/ Susana Cato -- García Márquez on love, plagues, and politics / Marlise Simons -- The best years of his life : an interview with Gabriel García Márquez / Marlise Simons -- The general in his labyrinth is a "vengeful" book / María Elvira Samper -- On the lot with García Márquez / Andrew Paxman -- Gabo changes jobs / Susana Cato -- Days of magic realism : Gabriel García Márquez is a fantastic figure himself, as a rare visit proves / David Streitfeld.
LCCN: 2005005457
ISBN: 1578067839 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1578067847 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 863.64 Gar