Living to Tell the Tale is the first volume of Gabriel García Márquez's autobiography.
Summary of the Book
This novel traces the life of the Nobel Laureate from his birth in 1927 to the moment in the 1950’s when he proposed his wife. This novel shows how his love for his mother and first home provided the basis for his later works. Living to Tell the Tale provides an enriching evocation of García Márquez's childhood home of Aracataca. The book focuses on his family, schooling, and early career as a journalist and a budding writer. The book also includes references to numerous real-life events that featured in his works in one form or another. Warm and revealing, Living to Tell the Tale is one of the greatest works by Garcia Marquez.
About Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian writer of novels, short-stories, screenplays and journalistic columns. He is best remembered for One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Autumn of the Patriarch and Love in the Time of Cholera. Marquez won much acclaim for his contribution to Colombian literature, including the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. His works were often based around a fictional village called Macondo and explore the themes of solitude and magic realism.