Living To Tell The Tale

Author(s): Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Literary biography

In this long-awaited first volume of a planned trilogy, the most acclaimed and revered living Nobel laureate begins to tell us the story of his life. Like all his work, Living to Tell the Tale is a magnificent piece of writing. It spans Gabriel Garcia Marquez'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.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780141019109
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : October 2004
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • : Paperback
  • : good-very good
  • : 400