My all time favourite classic books of Marquez and others
I am a great fan of Marquez and read most of his books. There is another one, The Fragrance of Guava by Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza which contains the conversations he made with Marquez. In this interview, Marquez speaks openly about his family background, his early struggles to become a writer, politics etc. Most of the things in To Live to Tell the Tale are there in this book, but not in detail.
To wind up, one of my office colleagues is so obsessed with Marquez that with the sole intention of reading his works in original, he learnt Spanish language and he is pankaj3625 who is our fellow hubber at hubpages also. I pay my gratitude to him for the endless hours of discussion we had on Marquez.
But the sad part is that as Marquez is more than 80 years old, because of his failing health, he will not be able to complete the remaining two parts of his autobiography 'Living to Tell the Tale' (that is, he may be living, but may not be able to tell or write his tale). But it seems the biography by Gerald Martin has covered a lot of events in the latter part of Marquez's life.
Best literary works of Marquez
- One Hundred Years of Solitude - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Ten Books That Will Change Your Life
Let me open this hub by making it clear that this isn't going to be a list of self-help books. I'm not a huge fan of the plethora of self-help books which will tell you how to do everything and anything...
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- Famous First Sentences: One Hundred Years of Solitude
I hesitated before choosing a novel written in Spanish; however, since Gabriel García Márquez not only endorsed Gregory Rabassa's fine translation of Cien años de soledad but said he liked it better in...
Some more great books by Marquez
When a literary work becomes a classic and outstanding work?
A work may be deemed to be a classic if it evokes newer feelings, provides new vistas, stimulates your psyche and thoughts every time you go through it. Also, it should have a universal tone and tenor and applicability - that is, even though the story or the milieu is set in a far off land, it should evoke the feeling in the reader that 'yes, this is my experience' or 'such a thing has happened in our neighbourhood also'. Such work should outlive 'time' or 'period'. 'Crime and Punishment', which is set in Russia in the midst of its troubled transition to the modern age, is the profound human drama of Raskolnikov, a sensitive intellectual driven by poverty and the belief of his exemption from moral law. Through his unforgettable gallery of characters, Fyodor Dostoyevsky provides a provocative look at the human motivations of obsession and possession with unflinching philosophical and moral insight. A true masterpiece of dramatic literature by one of the greatest novelists of all times- simply because of the amazing psychological analysis indulged in by the Great Doestovsky and at times you start feeling that you are Raskolnikov himself. Raskol'nikov is transposed in his utmost 'good' features to the character of Razumihin, his friend, and in his utmost 'bad' extension -- to the character of Svidrigailov, his enemy. Razumihin and Svidrigailov perform the function of the 'guardian angel' and 'devil' who according to Orthodox mythology accompany every person throughout his/her life and metaphysically represent the Godly and the Beastly parts of a human being. One of my all time favourites!