#DailyBookQuote : 18th April 2014
– Gabriel Garcia Marquez (March 06, 1927 – April 17, 2014)
– Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Collected Stories
Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez passed away yesterday. He was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. Garcia Marquez, familiarly known as Gabo in his native country, was considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century. In 1982, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He started as a journalist, and wrote many acclaimed non-fiction works and short stories, but is best-known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985). His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success, most notably for popularizing a literary style labeled as magical realism, which uses magical elements and events in order to explain real experiences. Some of his works are set in a fictional village called Macondo, and most of them express the theme of solitude. In Collected Stories collection there are twenty-six of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s most brilliant and enchanting short stories, presented in the chronological order of their publication in Spanish from three volumes: Eyes of a Blue Dog, Big Mama’s Funeral, and The Incredible and Sad Tale of lnnocent Eréndira and Her Heartless Grandmother. Combining mysticism, history, and humor, the stories in this collection span more than two decades, illuminating the development of Marquez’s prose and exhibiting the themes of family, poverty, and death that resound throughout his fiction.