''A rare combination of grace and vibrancy. Every scene, every gesture, signs life and denies death . . . He is an absolute master.'' --New York Times
''[These stories] are told in spare, unpretentious, but picturesque prose, compassionate of human frailty but also rich in wit and irony. The characters are all too human, alternately humorous and tragic.'' --Library Journal
''Garcia Marquez' style is direct and matter-of-fact; in attitude, he accepts these characters with the same inevitability as they accept the heat and the rain.'' --Kirkus Reviews
''García Márquez creates an absolute jewel of a novella in No One Writes to the Colonel
, a story that evokes the entire range of human emotions from misplaced hope to blackest cynicism.'' --Oprah.com
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About the Author
Gabriel García Márquez was born in Colombia in 1927. His many books include The Autumn of the Patriarch; No One Writes to the Colonel; Love in the Time of Cholera; a memoir, Living to Tell the Tale; and, most recently, a novel, Memories of My Melancholy Whores. Gabriel García Márquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.