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    Living to Tell the Tale (Paperback) By (author) Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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    DescriptionIn "Living to Tell the Tale" Gabriel Garcia Marquez - winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" - recounts his personal experience of returning to the house in which he grew up and the memories that this visit conjured. 'My mother asked me to go with her to sell the house'. Gabriel Garcia Marquez was twenty-three, a young man experimenting with his writing when this mother asked him to come back with her to the village of his grandparents and the memories of his Colombian childhood. In the first part of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's memoir, the Nobel Prize-winning author returns to the atmosphere and influences that shaped his formidable imagination and formed the basis of his world-famous, and much-loved, fiction. "A treasure trove, a discovery of a lost land we knew existed but couldn't find. A thrilling miracle of a book". ("The Times"). "A marvellous journey. Never less than a miracle". ("Sunday Times"). "Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no one else can do". (Salman Rushdie). As one of the pioneers of magic realism and perhaps the most prominent voice of Latin American literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has received international recognition for his novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories. Those published in translation by Penguin include "Autumn of the Patriarch", "Bon Voyage Mr.President", "Collected Stories", "Chronicle of a Death Foretold", "The General in his Labyrinth", "Innocent Erendira and Other Stories", "In the Evil Hour", "Leaf Storm", "Love in the Time of Cholera", "Memories of My Melancholy Whores", "News of a Kidnapping", "No-one Writes to the Colonel", "Of Love and Other Demons", "The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor" and "Strange Pilgrims".


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    Title
    Living to Tell the Tale
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 341 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141032573
    ISBN 10: 014103257X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH
    Libri: ENGM1010
    BIC subject category V2: BGLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5A
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADS
    DC22: 863.64
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLSC
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004280
    BIC subject category V2: 2ADS
    Libri: KOLU2010
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLSC
    Thema V1.0: DSK, DSBH, DNBL1
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927- ) was born in Aracataca, Colombia. His most recent book, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, is his first new novel to be published in a decade and is available as a Penguin Paperback. He is the author of several novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories, including Leaf Storm (1955); One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967); The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975); Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981) and The General in His Labyrinth (1989). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
    Review quote
    Marquez's greatest book. As a reading experience it is completely magical Observer