Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the iconic writer, dies

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies
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18 Apr, 2014

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Gabriel Garcia MarquezGabriel Garcia Marquez, who was considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors ever, died at the age of 87 years in Mexico City on 17 April 2014.  He was best known for his masterpiece of magical realism, ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’. The 1967 novel sold more than 30 million copies and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. The Chilean poet and Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda called the novel “the greatest revelation in the Spanish language since ‘Don Quixote“, the 17th-century masterpiece by Spain’s Miguel de Cervantes. His extraordinary literary celebrity spawned comparisons with Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.

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