The 85 Weirdest, Day 57: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The 85th anniversary issue of Weird Tales features our big list of “The 85 Weirdest Storytellers of the Past 85 Years.” We’re breaking it down online, too: one honoree per day, in no particular order, for 85 days!
GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ’s (1927– ) brand of writing, dubbed magic realism, serves as a lyrical reminder that in some cultures ghosts, spirits and unseen forces are just part of everyday life. The Colombian author’s One Hundred Years of Solitude introduced the world to a romantic mysticism that could only be made convincing by prose of incomparable precision. Visiting with Marquez for the 468 pages it takes to finish Solitude should be a requirement for all those wishing to explore their own capacity for wonder.
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