Only a few days ago on the 17th of April marked the death of the widely acclaimed author ‘Gabriel Garcia Marquez.’ He not only wrote novels, however he participated in screenwriting, journalism and a collection of short stories as well. Marquez was widely accepted through the eyes of the public when he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. He may have started as a journalist, however throughout the course of his work he began to embrace his creative side and started writing and publishing short stories and novels. In terms of screen writing, he began to inspire filmmakers into depicting each of his stories through a visual image and through this he additionally began to engage in working as a film critic.
In the memory of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the following are a collection of his best and most famous works. If you need something to read, these are definitely an amazing choice.
One Hundred Years of Solitude – 1967
This novel illustrates the history of the town of Macondo, which had been isolated for a long period of time, and its founders. The founders are the Buendia family and through a long journey of insomnia, civil war and many other rough encounters, the family found an ancient manuscript that they will later discover. They will additionally discover the hidden message that it holds and this will greatly affect them.
Love in the Time of Cholera- 1985
This #1 bestseller tells the tale of an unreturned love that survives all rivals throughout the course of the novel.
“Fifty-one years, nine months and four days have passed since Fermina Daza rebuffed hopeless romantic Florentino Ariza’s impassioned advances and married Dr Juvenal Urbino instead. During that half-century, Flornetino has fallen into the arms of many delighted women, but has loved none but Fermina. Having sworn his eternal love to her, he lives for the day when he can court her again. When Fermina’s husband is killed trying to retrieve his pet parrot from a mango tree, Florentino seizes his chance to declare his enduring love. But can young love find new life in the twilight of their lives?” –From the blurb of the Penguin books Edition
Chronicle of a Death Foretold- 1981
This novel is extremely unique and it outlines the events following the murder of a young man named Santiago Nasar after a young woman, Angela, admitted to her brothers on her wedding night that she was not a virgin. Angela’s brothers kill him and the novel illustrates the events surrounding this incident.
His books will always be a living memory of Gabriel García Márquez, RIP