Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rest in Peace Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)

The death of Gabriel García Márquez is one of those incalculable losses that just seems unfathomable. If you haven't read One Hundred Years of Solitude or Love in the Time of Cholera (to name but a few of his masterpieces) then they should be moved to the top of your list! Additionally, his brilliant Nobel Lecture should likewise be read (or listened to). The world is a better place because he graced us with his brilliance, and now it will shine less brightly without him.


  1. Oh, thank you for posting this. He was a remarkable writer; 100 Years was one of my favorite novels in high school--and is still (many, many years later). I've never read his Nobel Lecture, so I'm going to do so now. I am moved by, and agree with, your lovely tribute to such a great man. Thank you.

    1. You are very welcome, SoSuSam. I'm glad that you are as moved by him (and his work) as am I. I'm so profoundly saddened by this incalculable loss. He was a remarkably gifted writer with such a fluid imagination-- his ingenious literary digressions are unmitigated genius. 100 Years is definitely one of my favorites as well. While our hearts collectively break from this loss we can find some measure of solace by retreating back to his books! Enjoy the Nobel Lecture! <3


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