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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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  • Champaign-Urbana book club

    Champaign-Urbana book club
    One thing to know about our club: Our Champaign- Urbana book club has been meeting monthly since 1983 and has read more than 280 books. More than half of our members have belonged since the club began. Our very first book was "One Hundred Years of...
  • Now on DVD: Araya

    In the annals of movies that had the misfortune to fall outside the dominant narrative of film history, Margot Benacerraf's Araya, which shared the International Critics Prize at Cannes with Alain Renais' Hiroshima Mon Amour in 1959, may be one of the...
  • Oprah's new book club choices are a blast from the past

    Oprah's new book club choices are a blast from the past
    On Monday's show, Oprah Winfrey announced her new book club selections for the winter: "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. While in recent years Oprah has stuck to choosing newer releases, in the past she has been known to...
  • Isabel Allende viene al sur de Florida a recibir premio en la FIU

    Isabel Allende viene al sur de Florida a recibir premio en la FIU
    La novelista latinoamericana, Isabel Allende, estará la próxima semana en el sur de Florida. Allende, quien vive en Estados Unidos desde 1989 y cuyas 19 novelas han vendido más de 57 millones de copias en 35 idiomas, recibirá un tercer premio Lawrence A....
  • Sapphire talks about the difficult birth of 'The Kid'

    Sapphire talks about the difficult birth of  'The Kid'
    A vast national audience rooted for Precious, the heroine of the film of that name and of Sapphire's novel "Push," as she learned to read with a dedicated teacher's help. Profoundly abused, obese, barely literate and HIV-infected, Precious set about...
  • John Leonard dies at 69; erudite critic was early champion of Toni Morrison and other writers

    Literary and cultural critic John Leonard, an early champion of Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and many other authors, and so consumed and so informed by books that Kurt Vonnegut once praised him as "the smartest man who ever lived," has died. He...
  • Mario Benedetti dies at 88; Uruguayan poet and writer

    Uruguayan author Mario Benedetti, whose bestselling poems and novels helped launch Latin America's postwar literary boom, has died. He was 88. Benedetti died Sunday at his home in Montevideo, Uruguay's capital, of complications arising from a chronic...
  • L.A.: Life that art can't imitate

    So Reggie the alligator already has escaped once from his cell at the Los Angeles Zoo. Mark my words: No prison will hold him. He will escape again and steal a Ferrari Enzo. This is what makes writing wild fiction about Los Angeles so hard. L.A. just...
  • The king of anti-kidnapping

    Colombia has its human rights problems, but in one respect it's a poster child for law-enforcement progress. Once the kidnapping capital of the world, Colombia claims to have slashed its snatching-for-profit business by 88% since President Alvaro Uribe...
  • Letters to the editor

    Obama overseas Re "Obama defends greeting Chavez," April 20 I found the warmth obvious in President Obama's handshake and embrace of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to be offensive. Chavez is a petty tyrant who defies democratic norms and has called...
  • John Adams tries to find the words

    When John Adams, the celebrated composer who is to his adopted California as Sibelius is to Finland, decided to write a memoir of his life and music, he realized there was virtually no model for his project. "Most composers," he said over lunch at an...
  • Film based on Gabriel Garcia Marquez book prompts protest in Mexico [Updated]

     
    If you look at the culture pages in Mexico’s newspapers these days, there is little question about what’s the talk of the town in literary circles — old men having sex with young girls, writes Andres Oppenheimer. He's referring to a debate currently...