Posts Tagged: one hundred years of solitude
While most of the world lauds Gabriel García Márquez as a literary genius, those from his hometown of Aracataca (on which Macondo in One Hundred Years of Solitude is based), feel little more than an abiding resentment. The author was in a position to help the town—many of its residents don’t have access to clean water—but did nothing:
García Márquez approved final blueprints for [a García Márquez] museum from his home in Mexico City but provided no other input or financial or public support.
He had smoked 30,000 cigarettes and run through 120,000 pesos (about $10,000). Mercedes asked, “And what if, after all this, it’s a bad novel?”
Sally Soames, for Vanity Fair, writes a long and lovely memorial to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, his most famous novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, and his agent Carmen Balcells....more