"I don't want to be remembered for One Hundred Years of Solitude or for the Nobel Prize but rather for my journalism," Gabriel García Márquez said in the final years of his life. Comparatively little of his nonfiction has appeared in English translation, making these journalistic writings a vital clue to understanding the 20th-century's preeminent Spanish-language writer. Originally appearing in periodicals worldwide, the 50 selections here include "The Presidential Barber," "My Personal Hemingway," "The Lonely Hearts Killer," "The New Oldest Profession," and "The Postman Rings a Thousand Times."
"García Márquez always thought of himself as a journalist first and foremost and this brilliant collection goes a long way towards justifying that belief…. It puts his journalism on the same level as his fiction, which is quite some level."—Salman Rushdie