He is perhaps the most acclaimed, revered and widely read writer of our time, and in this first volume of a planned trilogy, Gabriel Garcia Marquez begins to tell the story of his life.
Living to Tell the Tale spans Marquez s life from his birth in 1927 through the beginning of his career as a writer to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to the woman who would become his wife. It is a tale of people, places and events as they occur to him: family, work, politics, books and music, his beloved Columbia, parts of his history until now undisclosed and incidents that would later appear, transmuted and transposed in his fiction.
A vivid, powerful, beguiling memoir that gives us the formation of Marquez as a writer and as a man.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of twenty-two books, including One Hundred Years of Solitude, received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. He lives in Mexico City