Sunday, the 6th of March, marked the birthday of the late Gabriel García Márquez, so today, we celebrate the great writer the best way I know how – with a curated list of links!
The Literary Links You Need in Your Life
First up, check out Márquez’s interview from The Paris Review with Peter H. Stone: “Gabriel García Márquez, The Art of Fiction No.69.” Here’s a sneak peek: “In journalism just one fact that is false prejudices the entire work. In contrast, in fiction one single fact that is true gives legitimacy to the entire work. That’s the only difference, and it lies in the commitment of the writer. A novelist can do anything he wants so long as he makes people believe in it.”
For the Márquez enthusiasts, go deeper into his life and work with this piece from Vanity Fair, written by Paul Elie: “The Secret History of ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’.”
Love an interview? Here’s another great, in-depth piece by William Kennedy at The Atlantic: “The Yellow Trolley Car in Barcelona, and Other Visions.”
Finally, check out this piece from Brain Pickings on Márquez by Maria Popova: “Gabriel Garciá Márquez on His Unlikely Beginnings as a Writer.” Here’s a quick look inside the article: “Instead, the celebrated author’s life stands as a heartening testament to the fact that a purpose is not something you are born with but something you find and cultivate, something that reveals itself when you let your life speak — even when what your life has to say is not, at first, what you want to hear.”
In case you missed it, check out last Friday’s collection of Dr. Seuss quotes: “10 Best Dr. Seuss Quotes for Adults.”