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I'm Not Here to Give a Speech

Gabriel Garcia Marquez


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PUBLISHED: 30th August 2018
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  • Paperback
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Publisher Description

I began to be a writer in the same way I climbed up on this platform- I was coerced.

I confess I did all I could not to attend this assembly- I tried to get sick, I attempted to catch pneumonia, I went to the barber, hoping he'd slit my throat, and, finally, it occurred to me to come here without a jacket and tie so they wouldn't let me in . . . but I forgot I was in Venezuela, here you can go anywhere in shirtsleeves. The result- here I am, and I don't know where to start.

But I can tell you, for example, how I began to write.

Author Biography

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1927. He studied at the University of Botoga and later worked as a reporter for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador and as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas and New York. He is the author of several novels and collections of stories, including Eyes of a Blue Dog (1947), Leaf Storm (1955), No One Writesto the Colonel (1958), In Evil Hour (1962), Big Mama's Funeral (1962), One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), Innocent Erendira and Other Stories (1972), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981), Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), The General in His Labyrinth (1989), Strange Pilgrims (1992), Of Love and Other Demons (1994) and Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2005). Many of his books arepublished by Penguin. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in 2014.

Review

An exquisite writer, wise, compassionate and extremely funny Sunday Telegraph Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no-one else can do -- Salman Rushdie One of this century's most evocative writers -- Anne Tyler I'm Not Here... proves the Colombian to be as poetic and polemical in speaking as he was in writing -- ArtReview This volume should fit nicely inside a Christmas stocking, perhaps belonging to a young writer -- The Independent 'Radiates a familiar humorous charm and robust sensuality' -- Irish Times

Product Details

Author
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Pages
160
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Language
English
Year
2018
ISBN-10
0241360889
ISBN-13
9780241360880
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2018-08-30
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Translated from
Spanish
Media
Book