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Gabriel Garcia

MAGIC AND REALITY

Obituary

MAGIC AND REALITY

In his novels and stories, he used his fecund imagination and exuberant sleight of hand to conjure the miraculous:  storms raging for years, flowers drifting from the sky, tyrants surviving for centuries, a swamp of lilies oozing blood, a cluster of grapes containing the secret of death, corpses failing to decompose—and   more plausibly, lovers rekindling their passion after half a century apart. The Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez drew on the folk tales and ghost stories he had heard as a child on Colombia's poor, sun-baked Caribbean coast.  ...

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