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  • Published: 3 November 2003
  • ISBN: 9780224072786
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $59.99

Living To Tell The Tale




The autobiography of one of the world's greatest writers.

He is perhaps the most acclaimed, revered and widely read writer of our time, and in this first volume of a planned trilogy - a book that has already become a bestseller in its Spanish-language edition both abroad and in the United States - the Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez begins to tell us the story of his life.
Like all his work, LIVING TO TELL THE TALE is a magnificent piece of writing. It spans Garcia Marquez's life from his birth in 1927 through the beginning of his career as a writer to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to the woman who would become his wife. It has the shape, the quality, the aliveness of a conversation with the reader: a tale of people, places and events as they occur to him: family, work, politics, books and music, his beloved Colombia, parts of his history until now undisclosed and incidents that would later appear, transmuted and transposed, in his fiction. And as in his fiction, the narrator here is an inspired observer of the physical world, able to make clear the emotions and passions that lie at the heart of a life - in this instance, his own. A vivid, powerful, beguiling memoir that gives us the formation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez as a writer and as a man.

  • Pub date: 3 November 2003
  • ISBN: 9780224072786
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $59.99

About the Author

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel García Márquez was born in 1927 near Aracataca, Colombia. He is the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, and Living to Tell the Tale, among other works of fiction and non-fiction. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. He lives in Mexico City.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on 6 March 1927 in Aractaca, Colombia, and died on 17 April 2014 in Mexico City, aged 87.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 for a body of work that includes novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories.

His most famous works include Leaf Storm (1955), In Evil Hour (1962), One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch(1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), The General in His Labyrinth (1989), News of a Kidnapping (1996), Living to Tell the Tale (2002) and Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2004).

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