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.
- 1955 - Leaf Storm (La hojarasca)
- 1961 - No One Writes to the Colonel (El coronel no tiene quien le escriba)
- 1962 - Big Mama's Funeral (Los funerales de la Mamá Grande)
- 1962 - Eyes of a Blue Dog (Ojos de perro azul)
- 1962 - In Evil Hour
- 1967 - One Hundred Years of Solitude (Cien años de soledad)
- 1975 - The Autumn of the Patriarch (El otoño del patriarca)
- 1970 - The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor (Relato de un náufrago)
- 1978 - The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Eréndira and her Heartless Grandmother (La increible y triste historia da la cándida Eréndira y de su abuela desalmada)
- 1981 - Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Crónica de una muerte anunciada)
- 1985 - Love in the Time of Cholera (El amor en los tiempos del cólera)
- 1989 - The General in his Labyrinth (El general en su labertino)
- 1992 - Strange Pilgrims (Doce cuentos peregrinos)
- 1994 - Love and Other Demons (Del amor y otros demonios)
- 1996 - News of a Kidnapping (Noticia de un secuestro)