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Gabriel garcia marquez

Gabriel José de la Concordia Garcí­a Márquez, fondly known as Gabo, was born on 6th March, 1927 in Aracataca, Colombia which is a small mountainous country on North Western side of South America.Soon after his birth, his father got a job of pharmacist and moved out along with Gabriel's mother leaving the child in the hands of his grandfather. Gabriel's grand father was a political liberal and the young Marquez mostly imbibed his liberal political views and outlook towards life from his grandfather. Garcia's grandmother was an unique storyteller and she had her own slice of influence on Garcia. Three decades later, his grandmother's influence was perceptible in One hundred years' of Solitude.

Marquez started his career as a journalist and soon matured as a novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter. He started a literary style known as Magic Realism which was later adopted by many prominent writers. He is considered as one of the most influential writers of 20th Century. In 1982, he got Nobel Prize for Literature.

 It is said that G.K. Chesterton, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, William Faulkner, Juan Rulfo were some of the writers who profoundly influenced Marquez.

 

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