Vale Maria Garcia Marquez

Maria Garcia Marquez

Maria Garcia Marquez

Vale Maria Garcia Marquez.
One of the best.
“I grew up in a country were magic and dreams are everyday possibilities”.
The epic novels including ,’One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera’.
Is Australia also a country of magic and dreams or more of country of real estate dreams with acres of colour-bond and endless ribbons of bitumen Rosella Circuits lined with McMansions?

Maria Garcia Marquez: From ‘Love in the time of Cholera’.
“One night, Fermina is awakened by the music of a lone violin playing the same waltz over and over again. The following morning, Lorenzo Daza expresses curiosity about the violin music; he could not tell for which house it had been intended, nor what the same piece repeated symbolizes. Aunt Escolástica explains that she had seen a solo violinist standing on the opposite side of the park, and that a single piece repeated indicates severed relations. Florentino explains in that day’s letter that he had in fact been the musician, and that he had written the waltz, which he titled Crowned Goddess, for Fermina. He and Fermina arrange for him to play in other locations where she can hear him without fear of exposure. On one occasion, Florentino is arrested after he is accused of being a spy who sends messages via his serenades. He spends three nights in jail, and feels martyred because he has suffered for love.”

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5 Responses to “Vale Maria Garcia Marquez”

  1. petspeopleandlife Says:

    Those love affairs get lots of people in trouble. 😉


  2. gerard oosterman Says:

    A never ending source for literature. If love or/and sex was absent, there wouldn’t be many books or poetry written.
    Yes, love can also be the banana skin on many a doorstep of life.


  3. auntyuta Says:

    I googled his biography. It says: ” . . . . One Hundred Years of Solitude is commonly accepted as Marquez’s greatest work, as well as a literary masterpiece. It became known as the turning-point work between modernism and postmodernism, and it helped to revive the novel. The publication of One Hundred Years of Solitude also predicted the success of other Latin American novelists, marking the end of Western domination of the novel.
    In 1973, following the assassination of Chile’s president Salvador Allende, Marquez decided to take a more active political role. . . . . “


    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, a marvellous writer. I read some of his books many years ago. ‘Magic realism’ is what many Latin American writers have been credited with in their writing.
      In a way our own Nobel prize winner Patrick White also had a lot of magic in his writing. Sadly, not only did few go to his funeral, he is far more revered overseas than here. His ashes scattered around Centennial Park, Sydney.


    • gerard oosterman Says:

      At the scene
      image of Will Grant
      Will Grant

      BBC News, Mexico City


      Although it was a memorial ceremony, this wasn’t just a solemn occasion. Outside the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, thousands of fans of Garcia Marquez waited patiently to pay their respects.

      Some held yellow roses, others clutched copies of his books. Around the palace there was music, Colombian flags, book readings and smiles. Perhaps because he’d left so much for his loyal readers to enjoy after he’d gone, saying goodbye to “El Gabo” didn’t have to be a sad day. Rather many had come to say “thank you for everything”.

      One woman in the queue told me she was heartened to see so many young people coming out to honour him. It was a sign, she said, that his literature would last long after his death.

      Ordinary readers and political leaders were all fulsome in their praise of their favourite author. Earlier in the day, I spoke to the Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, who again described Garcia Marquez as simply the greatest Colombian who ever lived, and said he felt honoured to call him a friend.


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