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Living to Tell the Tale, García Márquez, Gabriel
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Author Name:    García Márquez, Gabriel

Title:   Living to Tell the Tale

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Very Good

Jacket Condition:   Fair

Publisher:    Knopf 2003

ISBN Number:   1400041341 / 9781400041343

Seller ID:   IM34516

1400041341 Inscription from previous owner on first page. Rip in jacket. Otherwise book in good condition.

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In this long-awaited first volume of a planned trilogy, the most acclaimed and revered living Nobel laureate 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 Gabriel Garcia Marquez's life from his birth in 1927 through the start 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, and the vividness of a conversation with the reader--a tale of people, places, and events as they occur to him: the colorful stories of his eccentric family members; the great influence of his mother and maternal grandfather; his consuming career in journalism, and the friends and mentors who encouraged him; the myths and mysteries of his beloved Colombia; personal details, undisclosed until now, that would appear later, transmuted and transposed, in his fiction; and, above all, his fervent desire to become a writer. 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.
"Living to Tell the Tale" is a radiant, powerful, and beguiling memoir that gives us the formation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez as a writer and as a man.



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