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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Cherame Biteng

on 5 May 2010

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Columbia Grandparents Didn't know parents very well Poor and struggling Grandfather dies Grandmother's blindness School Universidad Nacional in Bogota Lawyer Uninterested Faulkner "All of a sudden -- I don't know why -- I had this illumination on how to write the book.... I had it so completely formed, that right there I could have dictated the first chapter word by word to a typist." "The tone that I eventually used in One Hundred Years of Solitude was based on the way my grandmother used to tell stories. She told things that sounded supernatural and fantastic, but she told them with complete naturalness.... What was most important was the expression she had on her face. She did not change her expression at all when telling her stories and everyone was surprised. In previous attempts to write, I tried to tell the story without believing in it. I discovered that what I had to do was believe in them myself and write them with the same expression with which my grandmother told them: with a brick face." March 6, 1928 Alliteration
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