Times Online | 2/11/2009 12:00:00 AM
The myths of Gabriel García Márquez
Feb 11 -- An authoritative life of Latin America's only truly global writer.
This can be taken as a kind of model of how to write, but also how to read the magical realist text that the reader is about to begin. Herein lie the energy and ambiguity that make García Márquez’s writing so compelling. In one of the earliest great novels to derive from the Third World and find an international audience, the reader is being exhorted to an act of political imagination, to abandon passivity and dare to invent a new kind of reality.
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