Friday, July 06, 2012

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Will Write No More

In Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s masterwork, One Hundred Years of Solitude, a family deals with the growing senility of its patriarch. More than 40 years after the publication of the book, its author deals with a similar challenge.

According to the BBC, the author’s brother, Jaime Garcia Marquez, recently told students at a lecture in Cartagena that the 85-year-old author has been “suffering from dementia for a long time.” Even so, Jaime said, “He still has the humour, joy and enthusiasm that he has always had,” adding that the author’s condition “is a disease that runs in the family.”

The younger brother said that Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who has made few public appearances in recent years, is no longer writing.

You can see the full piece here.


Anonymous Rochelle said...

This is the saddest thing I've read in a long time. Marquez has brought us so much joy and insight!

Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 6:19:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, this is so sad. Love his work and it's so horrible when such a beautiful mind slowly fades.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 7:56:00 AM PDT  

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