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Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014, 87 Years Of Genius And Wonder
Gabriel García Márquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, he achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, writer The Colombian writer on occasion of the dialogues 'Iberoamerica: Meeting in Democracy' (Photo by Paco Junquera/Cover/Getty Images)

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Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez speaks at a podium after receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature, Sweden, 1982. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Pilar Miro in the Circle of Fine Arts (Madrid) (Photo by JMN/Cover/Getty Images)

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FILE - This undated file photo shows Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez at an undisclosed location. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this March 6, 2014, file photo, Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets fans and reporters outside his home on his birthday in Mexico City. The family of says Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez says his health is very fragile after he left a Mexico City hospital on April 8. Garcia Marquez is at his home in Mexico City after eight days in the hospital last week for treatment of pneumonia and related problems. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
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FILE - In this March 1, 2011 file photo, Mexican telecom tycoon and world's richest man Carlos Slim, left, and British financier Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, right, help Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez at the inauguration of the Soumaya Museum's new home in Mexico City. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

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FILE - In this May 30, 2007 file photo, Colombia's Literature Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez sticks out his tongue to photographers upon his arrival on a train to Aracataca, his hometown in northeastern Colombia. At right is his wife Mercedes Barcha who accompanied the writer on his first visit to his hometown in 25 years. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez, File)

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FILE - In this March 26, 2007 file photo released by Colombia's News Service SNE, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, speaks with Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez at the opening ceremony of International Congress of Spanish Language in Cartagena, Colombia. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Cesar Carrion, SNE)
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FILE - In this Dec.13, 2002 file photo, film director Roman Polanski, left, and Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez speak during the closing ceremony of the Cuban International Film Festival in Havana, Cuba. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2008 file photo, Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, left, embraces Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez during a round table discussion on Fuentes' work at the UNAM national university in Mexico City. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2005 file photo, Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, left, greets National Liberation Army (ELN) spokesperson Francisco Galan before a meeting between Colombia's government and the ELN in Havana, Cuba. Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Jorge Rey, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2006 file photo, boys play soccer in front a mural of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Aracataca, Colombia, the writer's hometown. Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)

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FILE - In this March 3, 2000 file photo, Cuba's leader Fidel Castro, left, and Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez speak during a dinner at the annual cigar festival in Havana, Cuba. Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Jose Goitia, File)

Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014, 87 Years Of Genius And Wonder

Gabriel García Márquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, he achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.

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