18 April 2014

Gabriel Garcia Marquez' "One Hundred Years of Solitude", Redux

Gabriel García Márquez

This giant of modern writing passed away April 17th -- yesterday -- at the age of 87.
Señor Márquez, Requiescat in Pacehttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-27073911

A good cure for thinking the United States, capitalism, and magical realism are correctly called American is our fine, current Latin American literature. Garcia Marquez' masterwork should be a fixture in every library -- at home and for the public -- in North and South America. Truly a masterpiece and object lesson for nortes'. Verdaderamente instructivo.


Mario Nunez said...
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Paco Malo said...

I saw the Rolling Thunder Revue protesting the unjust imprisonment of Reuben "Hurricane" Carter twice in 1975. The tour's premiere gig had a blockbuster line-up that made going, at the Astrodome in Houston, the right thing to do in my life.

I came for the music and learned a little about Reuben Carter and a little about injustice in the American police and correctional systems.

Stevie Wonder reappeared after years of seclusion. Carlos Santana jammed with with Steven Stills on searing electric guitars.

For the New Orleans humidity fest at The Warehouse Dylan lead the roster of legends with "Mr. Tambourine Man".

I discovered Mick Ronson, Bowie's bass player who passed in 1993.
Rest in peace, Mick. And I got to hear and see Roger McGuinn in 1975.