Marquez wrote 6 full-length novels. They were tales of love, loss and magic, rooted in Latin American history. He wrote many non-fiction books and short stories. He popularized a literary style known as magical realism, which uses magical elements and events in order to explain real experiences.
His biography, titled "Living To Tell the Tale" documented his life from birth to 1950. It is believed that he had intended to write his life story in 3 volumes. Several other authors have written biographies of Marquez' life.
Marquez is world-renowned and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.
Colombia has declared 3 days of mourning. Tributes have come from many sources. Bill
I read this book in 1999.
“One minute of reconciliation is worth more than a whole life of friendship!” ― Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude