Nov 17, 2009, 10:33AM

Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the balance of power

An intimate look at the great Latin American writer.

Many years later, in the course of writing his memoirs, Gabriel García Márquez was to remember that distant afternoon in Aracataca, in Colombia, when his grandfather set a dictionary in his lap and said, "Not only does this book know everything, it’s the only one that’s never wrong." The boy asked, "How many words are in it?" "All of them," his grandfather replied.


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