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Author: Paul Strathern Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Great Writers in 90 Minutes Series Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455182251
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García Márquez stands on the shoulders of a great Latin American literary heritage. But he is also that modern rarity, a writer with aspirations to high art who also remains hugely popular. For those who fall under his spell, his novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, is one of the richest literary dreams ever written. Its “magical realism” has influenced writers the world over.

In García Márquez in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of García Márquez’s life and ideas and explains their influence on literature and on man’s struggle to understand his place in the world.

The 90 Minutes series includes brief but authoritative interpretations of the world’s great writers, bringing their lives and ideas to life in entertaining and accessible fashion, and making them comprehensible and interesting to almost everyone.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellis | 7/26/2011

    " I read this because I had heard so much about 100 Years of Solitude, by Garcia Marques. I couldn't get my hands on the book I wanted, so I read this. It's a short little history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 3/5/2011

    " Very interesting details on the life of this author. He is probably the most complex author I've ever read and so interesting to see how he learned to write, those he admired, and the awards he's won for the work he has published. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 1/23/2011

    " 3rd in a row to read. still appreciating the succinctness and the surprising tidbits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maxfield | 7/15/2010

    " Better than reading Marquez if you didn't grow up in Latin America. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellis | 12/31/2007

    " I read this because I had heard so much about 100 Years of Solitude, by Garcia Marques. I couldn't get my hands on the book I wanted, so I read this. It's a short little history. "

About the Author

Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. The author of many nonfiction books and of articles for numerous publications, he has also written several novels and has won the Somerset Maugham Prize. He lives and writes in London.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.