Gabriel Garcia Marquez Biography (1928-)

Full name, Gabriel Jose Garcia Marquez; born March 6, 1928, in Aracataca, Magdalena, Colombia; son of Gabriel Eligio Garcia (a telegraph operator) and Luisa Santiaga Marquez Iguaran; married Mercedes Barcha, 1958; children: Rodrigo, Gonzalo. Addresses: Agent--Agencia Literaria, Carmen Balcelos, Diagonal 580, Barcelona 21, Spain.

Nationality
Colombian
Gender
Male
Birth Details
March 6, 1928
Aracataca, Colombia

Famous Works

  • Credits; Film Appearances
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Magic and Reality (documentary), Films for the Humanities, 1982.
  • Also appeared in the film Do Not Enter: The Visa War against Ideas, 1986.
  • Credits; Film Work
  • Producer, A Time to Die (also known as Tiempo de morir), Focine/Icaic, 1985.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
  • Appeared in The Paper Curtain, 1986.
  • Credits; Albums
  • Colombian Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez Reading from His Work, U.S.
  • Library of Congress, 1977.
  • Writings;Screenplays
  • Erendira (based on his novella La increible y triste historia de la candida Erendira y su abuela desalmada), Miramax, 1983, published by Les Films duTriangle, 1983.
  • A Time to Die (also known as Tiempo de morir), Focine/Icaic, 1985, published by ICA Cinema, 1988.
  • Other screenplays include Presagio, 1974; Maria de mi corazon, 1979; El secuestra: Guion cinematografico, unreleased, published by La Oveja Negra (Bogota, Colombia), 1982; Yo soy el que tu buscas (also known as I'm the One You're Looking For; based on a story by Garcia Marquez), 1988; El verano de la Senora Forbes (also known as The Summer of Miss Forbes; based on a story by Garcia Marquez), 1988; Un senor muy viejo con unas a las enormes (based on a story by Garcia Marquez), 1988; Un Domingo Feliz (based on a story by Garcia Marquez), 1988; Cartas del parque (also known as Letters from the Park; based ona story by Garcia Marquez), 1988; Milagro en Roma (also known as Miracle inRome; based on the story "The Long Happy Life of Margarito Duarte"), 1988; and Fabula de la bella palomera (also known as Fable of the Beautiful Pigeon-Fancier; based on his novel Love in the Time of Cholera), 1988.
  • Writings; Television Episodes
  • "Miracle in Rome" (based on the story "The Long Happy Life of Margarito Duarte"), Great Performances, PBS, 1990.
  • Writings; Stage Plays
  • Diatribe of Love against a Seated Man, Cervantes Theatre, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1988.
  • Other stage plays include Viva Sandino, published by Editorial Nueva Nicaragua (Managua, Nicaragua), 1982, 2nd edition published as El asalto: El operativo con que el FSLN se lanzo al mundo, 1983.
  • Writings; Books in English Translation
  • El coronel no tiene quien le escriba (novella; also known as No One Writes to the Colonel), Aguirre Editor (Medellin, Colombia), 1961, reprinted, Bruguera (Barcelona, Spain), 1983, critical edition (in Spanish and English) by J. B. H. Box, Grant & Cutler (London, England), 1984.
  • La mala hora (novel), Talleres de Graficas "Luis Perez" (Madrid, Spain),1961, reprinted, Bruguera, 1982, translation by Gregory Rabassa published asIn Evil Hour, Harper (New York City), 1979.
  • Cien anos de soledad (novel), Editorial Sudamericana (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 1967, translation by Rabassa published as One Hundred Years of Solitude, Harper, 1970.
  • No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories (includes stories from Losfunerales de la Mama Grande), translation by J. S.
  • Bernstein, Harper, 1968.
  • Relato de un naufrago (journalistic pieces), Tusquets Editor (Barcelona),1970, translation by Randolph Hogan published as The Story of a ShipwreckedSailor..., Knopf (New York City), 1986.
  • Leaf Storm and Other Stories (includes "Isabel Watching It Rain in Macondo"), translation by Rabassa, Harper, 1972.
  • El otono del patriarca (novel), Plaza & Janes Editores (Barcelona), 1975, translation by Rabassa published as The Autumn of the Patriarch, Harper,1976.
  • Innocent Erendira and Other Stories (includes "Innocent Erendira and HerHeartless Grandmother" and stories from Ojos de perro azul), translation by Rabassa, Harper, 1978.
  • Cronica de una muerte anunciada (novel), La Oveja Negra, 1981, translation by Rabassa published as Chronicle of a Death Foretold, J. Cape (London), 1982, Knopf, 1983.
  • El olor de la guayaba: Conversaciones con Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza (interviews), La Oveja Negra, 1982, translation by Ann Wright published as The Fragrance of Guava, Verso, 1983.
  • Collected Stories (originally published in three volumes, Leaf Storm andOther Stories, No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories, and Innocent Erendira and Other Stories), Harper, 1984.
  • El amor en los tiempos del colera, La Oveja Negra, 1985, translation by Edith Grossman published as Love in the Time of Cholera, Knopf, 1988.
  • La aventura de Miguel Littin, clandestino en Chile: Un reportaje, Editorial Sudamericana, 1986, translation by Asa Zatz published as Clandestine in Chile: The Adventures of Miguel Littin, Holt (New York City), 1987.
  • El general en su laberinto, Mondadori (Madrid), 1989, translation by Grossman published as The General in His Labyrinth, Knopf, 1990.
  • Collected Novellas (contains Leaf Storm, No One Writes to the Colonel, and Chronicle of a Death Foretold), HarperCollins (New York City), 1990.
  • Doce cuentos peregrinos, Mondadori (Madrid), 1992, translation by Grossman published as Strange Pilgrims: Twelve Stories, Knopf, 1993.
  • The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World: A Tale for Children, translationby Rabassa, Creative Education (Mankato, MN), 1993.
  • Of Love and Other Demons, Knopf, 1995.
  • Writings; Untranslated Books
  • La hojarasca (novella; also known as Leaf Storm), Ediciones Sipa (Bogota,Colombia), 1955, reprinted, Bruguera, 1983.
  • Los funerales de la Mama Grande (stories; also known as Big Mama's Funeral), Editorial Universidad Veracruzana (Veracruz, Mexico), 1962, reprinted, Bruguera, 1983.
  • Isabel viendo llover en Macondo (novella; also known as Isabel Watching It Rain in Macondo), Editorial Estuario (Buenos Aires), 1967.
  • (With Mario Vargas Llosa) La novela en America Latina: Dialogo (nonfiction), Carlos Milla Batres (Lima, Peru), 1968.
  • La increible y triste historia de la candida Erendira y su abuela desalmada (stories; also known as Innocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother),Barral Editores, 1972.
  • El negro que hizo esperar a los angeles (stories), Ediciones Alfil (Montevideo, Uruguay), 1972.
  • Ojos de perro azul (stories), Equisditorial (Argentina), 1972.
  • Cuando era feliz e indocumentado (nonfiction), Ediciones El Ojo de Camela(Caracas, Venezuela), 1973.
  • Cuatro cuentos (contains "Monologo de Isabel viendo llover en Macondo," "En este pueblo no hay ladrones," "Los funerales de Mama Grande," and "Un hombre muy viejo con unas a las enormes"), Comunidad Latinoamericana de Escritores (Mexico City, Mexico), 1974.
  • Todos los cuentos de Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1947-1972 (also known as Allthe Stories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1947-1972), Plaza & Janes Editores, 1975.
  • Cronicas y reportajes (journalistic pieces), La Oveja Negra, 1978.
  • Periodismo militante (journalistic pieces), Son de Maquina Editores (Bogota), 1978.
  • De viaje por los paises socialistas: 90 dias en la "Cortina de hierro" (journalistic pieces), Ediciones Macondo (Cali, Colombia), 1978.
  • Garcia Marquez habla de Garcia Marquez (interviews and articles), Renteria (Bogota), 1979.
  • Dos novelas de Macondo (contains La hojarasca and La mala hora), Casa delas Americas (Havana, Cuba), 1980.
  • Obra periodistica (journalistic pieces), edited by Jacques Gilard, Bruguera, Volume 1: Textos constenos, 1981, Volumes 2-3: Entre cachacos, 1982, Volume 4: De Europa y America, 1955-1960, 1983.
  • El rastro de tu sangre en la nieve: El verano feliz de la senora Forbes,W. Dampier Editores (Bogota), 1982.
  • La soledad de America Latina: Brindis por la poesia, Corporacion Editorial Universitaria de Colombia (Cali), 1983.
  • Writings; (With Guillermo Nolasco-Juarez) Persecucion y muerte de minorias
  • Dos perspectivas, Juarez Editor (Buenos Aires), 1984.
  • Writings; (With Ramon J. Velasquez and Jesus Sanoja Hernandez) 1928-1986
  • Presencia de Jovita Villalba en la historia de la democracia venezolana,Ediciones Centauro (Caracas), 1986.
  • (Co-author) Democracia y la paz en America Latina, Editorial El Buho, 1986.
  • Primeros reportajes, Consorcio de Ediciones Capriles (Caracas), 1990.
  • Notas de prensa, 1980-1984, Mondadori (Madrid), 1991.
  • Elogio de la utopia: Una entrevista de Nahuel Maciel, El Cronista Ediciones (Buenos Aires), 1992.
  • Del amor y otros demonios, Mondadori (Barcelona), 1994.
  • Writings; Other
  • Contributor to books, including Los sandanistas, Le Oveja Negra, 1979; Asi es Caracas, edited by Soledad Mendoza, Editorial Ateneo de Caracas (Caracas), 1980; and La Democracia y la paz en America Latino, Editorial El Buho (Bogota), 1986. Author of a weekly syndicated column.
  • Other Works
  • Adaptations: The screenplay La viuda de Montiel, released in 1979, was based on a novel by Garcia Marquez; the screenplay Chronicle of a Death Foretold, released in 1987, was based on Garcia Marquez's novel Cronica de una muerte anunciada; No One Writes to the Colonel was adapted for the stage, produced at the Public Theatre, New York City, 1989; Innocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother, produced at the Gramercy Arts Theatre, New York City, 1994,was also based on a story by Garcia Marquez; another play, Blood and Champagne, was based on One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Further Reference

Books:

  • Bell, Michael, Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Solitude and Solidarity, St.
  • Martin's (New York City), 1993.
  • Bell-Villada, Gene H., Garcia Marquez: The Man and His Work, Universityof North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill, NC), 1990.
  • Bhalla, Alok, editor, Garcia Marquez and Latin America, Envoy Press (NewYork City), 1987.
  • Bloom, Harold, editor, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Chelsea House (New York City), 1989.
  • Brotherson, Gordon, The Emergence of the Latin American Novel, CambridgeUniversity Press, 1979.
  • de Gonzalez, Nelly Sfeir, compiler, Bibliographic Guide to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1986-1992, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1994.
  • Detjens, Wilma Else, Home as Creation: The Influence of Early ChildhoodExperience in the Literary Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Peter Lang (New York City), 1993.
  • de Valdes, Maria Elena, and Mario J. Valdes, editors, Approaches to Teaching Garcia Marquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude, Modern Language Association of America (New York City), 1990.
  • Dolan, Sean, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Chelsea House, 1994.
  • Fau, Margaret Eustella, compiler, Gabriel Garcia Marquez: An Annotated Bibliography, 1947-1979, Greenwood Press, 1980.
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  • Bibliographic Guide to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1979-1985, Greenwood Press, 1986.
  • Fox, Geoffrey E., Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Critical Commentary, Monarch (New York City), 1987.
  • Gallagher, David Patrick, Modern Latin American Literature, Oxford University Press, 1973.
  • Guibert, Rita, Seven Voices, Knopf, 1973.
  • Hahn, Hannelore, The Influence of Franz Kafka on Three Novels by GabrielGarcia Marquez, Peter Lang, 1993.
Harss, Luis, and Barbara Dohmann, Into the Mainstream:
  • Conversations with Latin-American Writers, Harper, 1967.
  • Janes, Regina, Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Revolutions in Wonderland, University of Missouri Press (Columbia, MO), 1981.
  • Janes, Regina, One Hundred Years of Solitude: Modes of Reading, Twayne (Boston, MA), 1991.
  • McGuirk, Bernard, and Richard Cardwell, editors, Gabriel Garcia Marquez:New Readings, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1987.
  • McMurray, George R., Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Ungar (New York City), 1977.
  • McMurray, George R., compiler, Critical Essays on Gabriel Garcia Marquez, G. K. Hall (Boston), 1987.
  • McNerney, Kathleen, Understanding Gabriel Garcia Marquez, University ofSouth Carolina Press (Columbia, SC), 1989.
  • Minta, Stephen, Garcia Marquez, Writer of Colombia, Harper, 1987.
  • Mose, Kenrick E. A., Defamiliarization in the Work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Edwin Mellen (Lewiston, ME), 1989.
  • Oberhelman, Harley D., compiler, Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Study of theShort Fiction, Twayne, 1991.
  • Ortega, Julio, and Claudia Elliott, editors, Gabriel Garcia Marquez andthe Powers of Fiction, University of Texas Press (Austin, TX), 1988.
  • Palencia-Roth, Michael, Myth and the Modern Novel: Garcia Marquez, Mann,and Joyce, Garland Publishing (New York City), 1987.
  • Pedoto, Constance A., Painting Literature: Dostoevsky, Kafka, Pirandello, and Garcia Marquez in Living Color, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1993.
  • Pritchett, V. S., The Myth Makers, Random House, 1979.
  • Rodman, Selden, Tongues of Fallen Angels, New Directions, 1974.
  • Simas, Rosa, Circularity and Visions of the New World in William Faulkner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Osman Lins, Edwin Mellen, 1993.
  • Sims, Robert Lewis, The Evolution of Myth in Garcia Marquez from "La hojarasca" to "Cien anos de soledad", Ediciones Universal (Miami, FL), 1981.
  • Sims, Robert Lewis, El primer Garcia Marquez: Un estudio de su periodismo de 1948 a 1955, Scripta Humanistica (Potomac, MD), 1990, published as The First Garcia Marquez: A Study of His Journalistic Writing from 1948 to 1955, University Press of America, 1992.
  • Williams, Raymond L., Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Twayne, 1984.
  • Wood, Michael, Gabriel Garcia Marquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1990.
Periodicals:
  • Chicago Tribune, March 6, 1983.
  • Chicago Tribune Book World, November 11, 1979; November 7, 1982; April 3, 1983; November 18, 1984; April 27, 1986.
  • Detroit News, October 27, 1982; December 16, 1984.
  • Globe and Mail (Toronto), April 7, 1984; September 19, 1987; May 21, 1988.
  • Los Angeles Times, October 22, 1982; January 25, 1987; August 24, 1988.
  • Nation, December 2, 1968; May 15, 1972; May 14, 1983.
  • New Republic, April 9, 1977; October 27, 1979; May 2, 1983.
  • New Statesman, June 26, 1970; May 18, 1979; February 15, 1980; September3, 1982.
  • Newsweek, March 2, 1970; November 8, 1976; July 3, 1978; December 3, 1979; November 1, 1982.
  • New York Times, July 11, 1978; November 6, 1979; October 22, 1982; March25, 1983; December 7, 1985; April 26, 1986; June 4, 1986; April 6, 1988; August 13, 1989.
  • Playboy, February, 1983.
  • Time, March 16, 1970; November 1, 1976; July 10, 1978; November 1, 1982;March 7, 1983; December 31, 1984; April 14, 1986.
  • Times (London), November 13, 1986; June 30, 1988.
  • Times Literary Supplement, April 15, 1977; February 1, 1980; September 10, 1982; July 1, 1988.
  • Tribune Books (Chicago), June 28, 1987; April 17, 1988.
  • Washington Post, October 22, 1982.
  • Washington Post Book World, February 22, 1970; November 14, 1976; November 25, 1979; November 7, 1982; March 27, 1983; November 18, 1984; July 19, 1987; April 24, 1988.

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