Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Gabriel GARCIA Márquez, Colombian writer, b.1928

The writer García Márquez is often considered to be one of the most famous of the Magic Realism, and while much of his writing has elements which are strongly associated with Magic Realism, García Márquez's writing is simply too diverse to be bound within categories.

He is most famous novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, depicting the life of an isolated South American village and the strange occurrences which are portrayed as commonplace, certainly has elements of the magically real, however, it is much more than that, being also a philosophical reflection on the nature of time and isolation, and is also lacking the folkloric content which is a prerequisite of magic realism.

Gabriel García Marquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982.