García Márquez, Gabriel

Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez is one of the most celebrated exponents of Latin American Magic Realism. His works include the novels One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), and The General in His Labyrinth (1989), as well as many short stories and pieces of reportage. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

This story, ‘Monologue of Isabel Watching It Rain in Macondo’ (1955), comes from his first collection of stories, Ojos de perro azul [Eyes of a Blue Dog], translated into English by Gregory Rabassa as Leaf Storm and Other Stories in 1972.

Select Bibliography:

  1. Leaf Storm and Other Stories. 1955. Trans. Gregory Rabassa. 1972. Harper Colophon Books. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1979.

  2. No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories. 1961 & 1962. Trans. J. S. Bernstein. 1968. Harper Colophon Books. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1979.

  3. In Evil Hour. 1962. Trans. Gregory Rabassa. 1979. Picador. London: Pan Books Ltd., 1982.

  4. Innocent Eréndira and Other Stories. 1972. Trans. Gregory Rabassa. 1978. Picador. London: Pan Books Ltd., 1981.

  5. One Hundred Years of Solitude. 1967. Trans. Gregory Rabassa. 1970. Picador. London: Pan Books Ltd., 1980.

  6. The Story of a Shipwrecked sailor: who drifted on a life raft for ten days without food or water, was proclaimed a national hero. kissed by beauty queens, made rich through publicity, and then spurned by the government and forgotten for all time. 1970. Trans. Randolph Hogan. 1986. London: Penguin, 2007.

  7. Autumn of the Patriarch. 1975. Trans. Gregory Rabassa. 1976. Picador. London: Pan Books Ltd., 1978.

  8. Chronicle of a Death Foretold. 1981. Trans. Gregory Rabassa. London: Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1982.

  9. Collected Stories. 1947, 1955 & 1972. Trans. Gregory Rabassa & J. S. Bernstein. 1968, 1972, 1978 & 1984. Perennial Classics. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.

  10. Love in the Time of Cholera. 1985. Trans. Edith Grossman. London: Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1988.

  11. Clandestine in Chile: The Adventures of Miguel Littín. 1985. Trans. Asa Zatz. 1987. Cambridge: Granta Books / Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1990.

  12. The General in His Labyrinth. 1989. Trans. Edith Grossman. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990.

  13. Strange Pilgrims: Twelve Stories. 1992. Trans. Edith Grossman. 1993. London: Penguin, 2007.

  14. Of Love and Other Demons. 1994. Trans. Edith Grossman. Jonathan Cape. London: Random House UK Limited, 1995.

  15. News of a Kidnapping. 1996. Trans. Edith Grossman. 1996. London: Penguin, 2007.

  16. Living to Tell the Tale. 2002. Trans. Edith Grossman. London: Jonathan Cape Ltd., 2003.

  17. Memories of my Melancholy Whores. 2004. Trans. Edith Grossman. London: Jonathan Cape Ltd., 2005.

Biography & Secondary Literature:

Apuleyo Mendoza, Plinio. The Fragrance of Guava: Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza in Conversation with Gabriel García Márquez. 1982. Trans. Ann Wright. London: Verso Editions, 1983.

Martin, Gerald. Gabriel García Márquez: A Life. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., 2008.

Minta, Stephen. Gabriel García Márquez: Writer of Colombia. London: Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1987.

Homepages & Online Information:

Wikipedia entry

Gabriel García Márquez: Cien años de soledad (1967 / 2014)

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