Living to tell the tale
In this long-awaited first volume of a planned trilogy, the most acclaimed and revered living Nobel laureate begins to tell us the story of his life. Like all his work, Living to Tell the Tale is a magnificent piece of writing. It spans Gabriel García Márquez's life from his birth in 1927 through the start of his career as a writer to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to the woman who would become his wife. It has the shape, the quality, and the vividness of a conversation with the reader--a tale of people, places, and events as they occur to him: the colorful stories of his eccentric family members; the great influence of his mother and maternal grandfather; his consuming career in journalism, and the friends and mentors who encouraged him; the myths and mysteries of his beloved Colombia; personal details, undisclosed until now, that would appear later, transmuted and transposed, in his fiction; and, above all, his fervent desire to become a writer. And, as in his fiction, the narrator here is an inspired observer of the physical world, able to make clear the emotions and passions that lie at the heart of a life--in this instance, his own. Living to Tell the Tale is a radiant, powerful, and beguiling memoir that gives us the formation of Gabriel García Márquez as a writer and as a man.
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|Grouping Title||living to tell the tale|
|Grouping Author||garcía márquez gabriel|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-15 23:02:48PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-15 23:52:23PM|
|auth_author2||Grossman, Edith, 1936-|
|author||García Márquez, Gabriel, 1927-2014.|
|author_display||García Márquez, Gabriel|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Biography|
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No writer of his time exerted the magical appeal of Gabriel García Márquez. In this long-awaited autobiography, the great Nobel laureate tells the story of his life from his birth in1927 to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to his wife. The result is as spectacular as his finest fiction.
Here is García Márquez's shimmering evocation of his childhood home of Aracataca, the basis of the fictional Macondo. Here are the members of his ebulliently eccentric family. Here are the forces that turned him into a writer. Warm, revealing, abounding in images so vivid that we seem to be remembering them ourselves, Living to Tell the Tale is a work of enchantment.
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000209477|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|A.A. Knopf,|c2003.|483 p. : maps ; 25 cm., overdrive:dd480d57-98ec-469a-bf3d-5371ab91812d|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2014||
|subject_facet||Authors, Colombian -- 20th century -- Biography, García Márquez, Gabriel, -- 1928- -- Childhood and youth|
|title_display||Living to tell the tale|
|title_full||Living to Tell the Tale, Living to tell the tale / Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman|
|title_short||Living to tell the tale|
|topic_facet||Authors, Colombian, Biography & Autobiography, Childhood and youth, García Márquez, Gabriel, History, Nonfiction|