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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

Gabriel García Márquez

 
 
Gabriel Garcia Márquez Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2018
1. Gabriel Garcia Márquez Marker
Inscription.  
En homenaje al gran escritor colombiano
Gabriel García Márquez
Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1982,
quien con su realismo mágico hizo de sus lectores ciudadanos perpetuos de Aracataca y dejó testimonio de unión entre los pueblos de Colombia y República Dominicana.

Presentado a:
José Antonio Rodríguez
Ministro de Cultura de República Dominicana

Presentado por:
Roberto Garcia Márquez
Embajador de la República de Colombia
en la República Dominicana

Juan Gilberto Núñez
Presidente de la Fundación Luces y Sombras

Plaza de la Cultura
Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
14 de agosto de 2015

English translation:
In tribute to the great Colombian writer
Gabriel García Márquez
Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, who with his magical realism made his readers perpetual citizens of Aracataca. He left us a testimony of union between the peoples of Colombia and the Dominican Republic.

Presented to:
José Antonio Rodríguez
Minister of Culture of the Dominican Republic

Presented by:
Gabriel Garcia Márquez statue and marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2018
2. Gabriel Garcia Márquez statue and marker
The statue and marker were placed only a little over a year after Gabo's death. The additional medallions on the statue's base are from various sponsoring organizations.
Roberto García Márquez
Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia
in the Dominican Republic

Juan Gilberto Núñez
President of the Luces y Sombras Foundation

The Plaza of Culture in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, August 14, 2015

 
Erected 2015 by Ministerio de Cultura.
 
Location. 18° 28.25′ N, 69° 54.707′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker is on Avenida Máximo Gómez just north of Calle Capitán Eugenio de Marchena, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10205, Dominican Republic.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pedro Henríquez Ureña (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Manuel Maza, SJ (about 150 meters away); Manuel de Jesús Galván (about 150 meters away); Sabrina Román (about 180 meters away); José Alejandro Peña (about 180 meters away); Bartolo García Molina (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Fabio Fiallo (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named Fabio Fiallo (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
Regarding Gabriel García Márquez. The first sentence of García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel Garcia Márquez statue and marker in the Plaza de la Cultura image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2018
3. Gabriel Garcia Márquez statue and marker in the Plaza de la Cultura
is often noted as one of the most memorable in literature:

Muchos años después, frente al pelotón de fusilamiento, el coronel Aureliano Buendía había de recordar aquella tarde remota en que su padre lo llevó a conocer el hielo.

English translation:
Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.
 
Also see . . .  Gabriel García Márquez. Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century and one of the best in the Spanish language, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics. García Márquez started as a journalist, and wrote many acclaimed non-fiction works and short stories, but is best known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985). His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success, most notably for popularizing a literary style known as magic realism, which uses magical elements and events in otherwise ordinary and realistic situations. Some of his works are set in the fictional village of Macondo (mainly inspired by his birthplace, Aracataca), and most of them explore the theme of solitude. Upon García Márquez’s death in April 2014, Juan Manuel Santos, the President of Colombia, called him "the greatest Colombian who ever lived."" (Submitted on June 1, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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