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GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel.

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Mexico, Editorial Diana, October 2002 Stock Code: 128476
£1,500.00

Presentation copy to the author's close friend

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First Mexican edition, first printing, a lovely presentation copy of García Márquez's first (and the only completed) volume of autobiography, inscribed to his close friend the writer and actress María Luisa Elío Bernal (1926-2009), who was the dedicatee of Cien Años de Soledad. The inscription, on the dedication page, reads, "Por María Luisa otra vez, Gabriel 2002" ("For Maria Luisa, once again, Gabriel, 2002"). García Márquez was inspired to begin writing this memoir after receiving a diagnosis of lymphoma in 1999. "I reduced my social activities to a minimum, disconnected the telephone, cancelled the trips and all sorts of current and future plans," he told the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, "and locked myself in to write every day without interruption." But his energy flagged over the following years, then dementia clouded his mind. This first volume would be the only one he would complete.

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Octavo. Original wrappers.

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Sunning to spine, otherwise excellent condition.

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