Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel García Márquez audiobook

Living to Tell the Tale

By Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Edith Grossman
Read by Christopher Salazar

Blackstone Publishing 9781400041343
21.04 Hours 1
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The most acclaimed and revered living Nobel laureate begins to tell us the story of his life… Living to Tell the Tale 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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Summary

The most acclaimed and revered living Nobel laureate begins to tell us the story of his life…

Living to Tell the Tale 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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Editorial Reviews

“Invaluable in its personal and cultural history, and triumphant in its compassion and artistry, Garcia Marquez’s portrait of himself as a young writer is as revelatory and powerful as his fiction.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author Bio: Gabriel García Márquez

Author Bio: Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014) was an author, journalist, and novelist who is considered one of the most influential writers of the twenty-first century, particularly in the Spanish language. He was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature Among his many books are The Autumn of the Patriarch, No One Writes to the Colonel, Love in the Time of Cholera, Living to Tell the Tale, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, and the classic One Hundred Years of Solitude.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 21.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English