Archive for Biography

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez, also known as Gabo (born March 6, 1927 in Aracataca, Magdalena) is a Colombian novelist, journalist, editor, publisher, political activist, and recipient of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. His second novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), is the best-selling book originally written in the Spanish language (36 million copies sold as of July 2007). García Márquez has lived mostly in Mexico and Europe and currently spends much of his time in Mexico City. Widely credited with introducing the global public to magical realism, he has secured both significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success. Many people hold that García Márquez ranks alongside his co-writers of the Latin American Boom, Jorge Luis Borges, Alejo Carpentier, Miguel Angel Asturias, Carlos Fuentes, Mario Vargas Llosa and Julio Cortázar as one of the world’s greatest 20th-century authors.

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Ezra Pound

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October 30, 1885 – November 1, 1972

American expatriate poet, musician, and critic.

Ezra was born in Hailey, Idaho, United States. He studied for two years at the University of Pennsylvania and later received his M.A. in Romance philology from Hamilton College in 1905.

Afterward, Ezra taught at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, for less than a year, and left as the result of a minor scandal. In 1908 he traveled to Europe, settling in London after spending several months in Venice.

I very time later Ezra go to Italy. Although he continued working on The Cantos, he seemed to view them as an artistic failure. Pound died in Venice in 1972 two days after his 87th birthday.

The Cantos is a poems together form a farewell to Pound’s London career.