He already lived to tell the tale

Almost five years after Gabriel García Márquez wrote his autobiography in “Living to Tell the Tale,”  another biography of the Colombian Nobel Prize winner went on sale in London.

Written by Gerald Martin, this is the first “comprehensive” biography of Garcia Marquez. According to the AFP, it took 15 years of research and interviews for the biography to be completed. The work is entitled “Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A life,” and it includes interviews with the author’s wife, children, friends, Fidel Castro, Carlos Fuentes and Mario Vargas Llosa.

According to the AFP,

“Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A life” will focus on the “tension” in the 81-year-old writer’s life “between celebrity and literary quality, between politics and writing, and between power, solitude and love.”

I really look forward to reading this book, especially because I don’t think that anybody is completely capable of writing an autobiography without it being biased.

The only other biography I read of Garcia Marquez, was written by himself.

Also, I think that there are many stories of Garcia Marquez that haven’t been told in-depth. The one that I am most curious of is about his involvement with Fidel Castro. After all, in “Living to Tell the Tale,” he talks about his life as a journalist and his childhood in Aracataca, Colombia, and not so much about his political views, which always manage to pique my curiosity.


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