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This week we're going to hop back into the world of pre-Christian classics and take a look at one of the most influential Greek writers: Plato.
Boyd Tonkin recalls a recent pilgrimage to the former home of Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Cartagena and marvels at a writer whose fantasies helped define a country and continent Boyd Tonkin is Literary Editor at The Independent.
Unlike Paul Revere, you don't need to look to Boston's Old North Church for two lanterns to see that you should hit the road for Concord and Lexington, Mass.
The first time I read Gabriel Garca Mrquez was when I was proofreading the galleys of "The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor", which the Editorial Sudamericana was getting ready to reprint in Argentina.
Friends surround Melquin Merchan, an 18-year-old painter from Aracataca, as he paints a portrait of Gabriel Garcia Marquez in front of the house where the Nobel laureate was born in Aracataca, Colombia Former Indian prime minister PV Narasimha Rao, a polyglot, once told interlocutors he had read many works of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez ... (more)
Mike Mullin blew into the young adult literature scene with "Ashfall," his debut novel about life after a Yellowstone supervolcano blows up and destroys life as we know it.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez listens to a speech during the New Journalism Prize awards ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey, Mexico, on October 2, 2007.
When it comes to working with veterans, government efforts aren't limited to health and employment programs.
On its simplest level, Zia Haider Rahman's "In the Light of What We Know" is a classic bildungsroman describing a man who is born into poverty in rural Bangladesh, moves to England as a boy, wins a scholarship to Oxford, adds a law degree from Harvard, enjoys succeeding careers as a derivatives trader on Wall Street and a crusading lawyer in Asia, ... (more)
It is a well-known fact that young men under 18 embrace literature primarily to impress the girls they are trying to seduce.
Sales at American book stores rose a measly 1 percent in 2013, according to trade accounts.
Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and popularized the genre of magical realism, died on Thursday at the age of 87. 1927 - Garcia Marquez is born on March 6 in Aracataca, a backwater banana-growing town near Colombia's Caribbean coast.
HAVANA, CUBA: Colombian writer and Nobel Prize for Literature 1982 Gabriel Garcia Marquez attends 05 December, 2006 in Havana the inauguration of the XXVIII New Latin American Cinema festival being held 5-15 December.
BOGOTA , Colombia-The Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel GarcA a MA rquez popularized magical realism in Latin American literature by writing fantastical novels that drew on the folk tales and ghost stories he had heard as a child on Colombia's poor, sun-baked Caribbean coast.
As the TV adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 'Jamaica Inn' hits our screens, Harriet O'Brien visits the places which inspired the classic tale Harriet O'Brien is an award-winning author and travel writer.