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The Scandal of the Century by Gabriel García Márquez
May 14, 2019 | ISBN 9780525656425
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“García Márquez always thought of himself as a journalist first and foremost and this brilliant collection goes a long way towards justifying that belief. Or, at least, it puts his journalism on the same level as his fiction, which is quite some level.”
–Salman Rushdie
‘The good news, hardly surprising, is that this collection is a Master Class on how to write for a newspaper: lush, vivid columns full of information, irony, whimsy, humor, skepticism and rumination, just what one would expect from Márquez.  The bad news is that he checked out so early, and that his genius is not around to tell us what we need to know about Donald Trump.”
–Seymour M. Hersh
“Gabriel García Márquez’ fiction would not exist without his journalism, just as without his fiction his journalism would not exist: they nourished each other. Some of García Márquez’s journalistic pieces are every bit as good as his fiction at its best.”
–Javier Cercas, author of Soldiers of Salamine 
“The articles and columns in The Scandal of the Century demonstrate that his forthright, lightly ironical voice just seemed to be there, right from the start. . . . He’s among those rare great fiction writers whose ancillary work is almost always worth finding. . . . He had a way of connecting the souls in all his writing, fiction and nonfiction, to the melancholy static of the universe.” –Dwight Garner, The New York Times

“In his journalism, García Márquez’s prose was as precise, euphonious and inventive as it was in his fiction. Only a magician of a translator like Anne McLean could get it right. For anyone who has been enthralled by One Hundred Years of SolitudeThe Scandal of the Century is an essential book.”
–Juan Gabriel Vásquez, author of The Sound of Things Falling
“This book brings us García Márquez the muckraker, well grounded in reality. In a time of “fake news”, this is an indispensable book to understand what a real reporter is.”
–Jorge Ramos, author of Stranger

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