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    Re: RIP: Gabriel García Márquez

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    One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the worst books I ever read. Mr. Brown is the only admirable character.
    His characters tended to annoy me no end....and yet his writing was beautiful and made the story worth reading.
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    Re: RIP: Gabriel García Márquez

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    His characters tended to annoy me no end....and yet his writing was beautiful and made the story worth reading.
    I agree with that. In OHYOS the character Amaranta is bugging the hell out of me, but I'm loving the book.
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    Re: RIP: Gabriel García Márquez

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    I can only guess at the motivation. I think you'll reach a similar conclusion once you're finished.
    Yes, I get it. I just finished the book and understand why someone like Jack Hays would find a minor character of pure malevolence 'admirable'.

    What a book!
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    Re: RIP: Gabriel García Márquez

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    Yes, I get it. I just finished the book and understand why someone like Jack Hays would find a minor character of pure malevolence 'admirable'.

    What a book!
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    Gabriel García Márquez’s ignoble decision to embrace Fidel Castro
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    While the encomia from world leaders and cultural figures continue to pour in after the death of Gabriel García Márquez at the age of 87 last month, a Charles Lane column in the Washington Post last week on the 1982 Nobel Prize-winning novelist threatened to reopen a 40-year-old wound. Lane recalled the Padilla Affair​—​the arrest, imprisonment, and show trial of a Cuban poet, an episode that once divided writers and intellectuals across the world, with García Márquez coming down on the wrong side.
    In 1971 Cuban state security jailed the poet Heberto Padilla for a book that appeared to criticize the revolution and its father, Fidel Castro. Padilla was forced to confess his sins and denounce other transgressors, a handful of Cuban writers including his wife Belkis Cuza Malé, also a poet. Padilla apologized to Castro, to whom, as Padilla said, he had ...
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    Re: RIP: Gabriel García Márquez

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    He Chose Wrong

    Gabriel García Márquez’s ignoble decision to embrace Fidel Castro
    BY LEE SMITH Bookmark this

    While the encomia from world leaders and cultural figures continue to pour in after the death of Gabriel García Márquez at the age of 87 last month, a Charles Lane column in the Washington Post last week on the 1982 Nobel Prize-winning novelist threatened to reopen a 40-year-old wound. Lane recalled the Padilla Affair​—​the arrest, imprisonment, and show trial of a Cuban poet, an episode that once divided writers and intellectuals across the world, with García Márquez coming down on the wrong side.
    In 1971 Cuban state security jailed the poet Heberto Padilla for a book that appeared to criticize the revolution and its father, Fidel Castro. Padilla was forced to confess his sins and denounce other transgressors, a handful of Cuban writers including his wife Belkis Cuza Malé, also a poet. Padilla apologized to Castro, to whom, as Padilla said, he had ...
    Funny, you applaud a character in one of his books who kept slave labour, lied on oath, corrupted politicians and engineered a massacre of 3,000 people. All those were acts described in a work of fiction, but anyone who looks into it knows that such treatment of workers by US fruit companies really happened. The massacre really took place in Ciénaga in 1928, and Gabo, who knew the truth of it, strangely enough took the side of the victims. And there you are calling its authors 'admirable'. Then you execrate Gabo for siding with the Cuban revolution. It's all very unsurprising: his political leaning and your apologism for corporate imperialism.

    BTW, you do know this is an RIP thread, don't you? If you wish to attack García Márquez, you'll have to start a new thread. Rule V on Breaking News:
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    Re: RIP: Gabriel García Márquez

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Funny, you applaud a character in one of his books who kept slave labour, lied on oath, corrupted politicians and engineered a massacre of 3,000 people. All those were acts described in a work of fiction, but anyone who looks into it knows that such treatment of workers by US fruit companies really happened. The massacre really took place in Ciénaga in 1928, and Gabo, who knew the truth of it, strangely enough took the side of the victims. And there you are calling its authors 'admirable'. Then you execrate Gabo for siding with the Cuban revolution. It's all very unsurprising: his political leaning and your apologism for corporate imperialism.

    BTW, you do know this is an RIP thread, don't you? If you wish to attack García Márquez, you'll have to start a new thread. Rule V on Breaking News:
    Historical accuracy is never out of place.

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