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“The air was so damp that fish could have come in through the doors and swum out the windows, floating through the atmosphere in the rooms.” Garcia Marquez was one of the prime exponents of magical realism, a genre he described as embodying “myth, magic and other extraordinary phenomenon.“

“In his novels and short stories we are led into this peculiar place where the miraculous and the real converge. The extravagant flight of his own fantasy combines with traditional folk tales and facts, literary allusions and tangible – at times obtrusively graphic – descriptions approaching the matter-of-factness of reportaje,“ the Nobel Academy awarded Garcia Marquez the Nobel Prize in 1982.

Rest in peace Gabo!

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