“Gabriel García Márquez’s writing career ended by dementia”
July 7, 2012
A very sad story from The Guardian:
The Nobel prizewinning author Gabriel García Márquez is suffering from senile dementia and can longer write, his brother has revealed.
Jaime García Márquez told students in Cartagena, Colombia, that his older brother, affectionately know as Gabo, calls him on the telephone to ask basic questions.
“He has problems with his memory. Sometimes I cry because I feel like I’m losing him,” he said.
The 85-year-old Colombian writer won the Nobel prize in 1982 and is best known for novels including One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera and Chronicle of a Death Foretold.
He has fought a long battle against lymphatic cancer which he contracted in 1999 and it is believed that the cancer treatment has accelerated his mental decline.
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