World Mourns Garcia Marquez, Godfather Of Magic Realism

World Mourns Garcia Marquez, Godfather Of Magic Realism

Via AFP:

Presidents, writers and legions of fans paid tribute Friday to Nobel-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the late giant of Latin American literature whose work inspired generations of story-tellers.

Garcia Marquez, who died Thursday at age 87, was mourned in the European cities where he once lived, the United States and his native Colombia that inspired his surreal stories of family, love and dictatorship.

Known affectionately as "Gabo," the author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" had friends in the corridors of power, literary circles and the backstages of the entertain...

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