Gabriel Garcia Marquez Autograph

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Signed book: `Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Of Love & Other Demons`, published by QPD, London, 1995, softcover book, 5,25 x 8,5 inch, 147 pages, signed and inscribed on the third page in black felt tip "Para Franz Wilkens, - del amigo - Gabriel - 96", with mild signs of wear - in fine to very fine condition.

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(1927-2014) Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist - he was awarded the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Year of Birth: 1927

Biography (AI generated)

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, on March 6, 1927. He was the eldest of twelve children, and the son of Gabriel Eligio García and Luisa Santiaga Márquez. He was raised mainly by his maternal grandparents, who were very influential in his life. His grandfather, a colonel in the Colombian civil war, instilled in him a love of books, stories, and literature.

García Márquez studied law at the National University of Colombia, graduating in 1950. He then pursued a career in journalism, working for several newspapers in Colombia and Venezuela. In 1955, he published his first book, a collection of short stories, Leaf Storm. In 1967, he released One Hundred Years of Solitude, which became an international best-seller and is widely considered to be his masterpiece. In 1982, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.

García Márquez is credited with popularizing the literary genre of magical realism, a style of writing in which fantastical elements are combined with realistic details. He drew much of his inspiration from his own life and from the history of his native Colombia. His works often deal with political and social themes, such as colonialism, poverty, and violence. He also explored questions of identity, memory, and family. His writing has been translated into over thirty languages.

García Márquez was also an active member of the literary community. He was a founding member of the Colombian literary society, the Group of Barranquilla, and a founding member of the Latin American Writers Institute. He was also an advocate for the rights of indigenous people in Latin America, and he worked with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote literacy in the region.

García Márquez died on April 17, 2014 at the age of 87. He left behind a legacy of literature, activism, and influence that has spanned generations. His works continue to inspire and influence writers and readers around the world. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest Latin American writers of all time.

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez lived a life of passion and creativity. He was a master storyteller, a passionate advocate for human rights, and an influential figure in Latin American literature. His works will continue to be read and studied for generations to come.

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