Friday, November 21, 2014


This evening Liz and I watched the Mike Newell-directed film of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera. It received bad reviews when it was released (2007) but we thought it was pretty good.
Gabo - as he was known in Latin America - lived for over 30 years in Mexico City and died here in April this year. The Presidents of both Colombia and Mexico attended a public commemoration for him in the Palacio des Bellas Artes a week later. To say that he was revered in this part of the world (and elsewhere of course) would be an understatement. "He was probably the greatest Colombian we ever had in our history", Colombia's President Juan Manual Santos told the BBC.
I'm ashamed to say that I've only read One Hundred Years of Solitude so need to put this right while resident in his adopted town.

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