Living to Tell the Tale, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Living to Tell the Tale

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Narrator: Edith Grossman, Christopher Salazar

Unabridged: 21 hr 2 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 08/31/2021

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage - Hispanic & Latino

Synopsis

One of the most acclaimed and revered Nobel laureates begins to tell us the story of his life. Living to Tell the Tale spans Gabriel García Márquez's life from his birth in 1927 through the start of his career as a writer to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to the woman who would become his wife. It has the shape, the quality, and the vividness of a conversation with the reader-a tale of people, places, and events as they occur to him: the colorful stories of his eccentric family members; the great influence of his mother and maternal grandfather; his consuming career in journalism, and the friends and mentors who encouraged him; the myths and mysteries of his beloved Colombia; personal details, undisclosed until now, that would appear later, transmuted and transposed, in his fiction; and, above all, his fervent desire to become a writer. And, as in his fiction, the narrator here is an inspired observer of the physical world, able to make clear the emotions and passions that lie at the heart of a life-in this instance, his own. Living to Tell the Tale is a radiant, powerful, and beguiling memoir that gives us the formation of Gabriel García Márquez as a writer and as a man.

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