The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World and Other Stories Background

The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World and Other Stories Background

One of the most renowned Colombian writers, whose name is closely associated with marvelous realism, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, proves that he is not only a splendid novelist but an amazing short-story writer too. It can’t be helped but mentioned that a writer who is equally skillful at these two genres is a rarity. This Colombian author’s genius is recognized and praised with the Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the Nobel Prize in Literate in 1972 and 1982 respectively. The Handsomest Drowned Man In The World was published in 1968 and became a perfect example of magic realism. In spite of the fact that this story is extremely short, it leaves a long-lasting impression.

The cultural code which is inscribed in it allows readers to look for hidden symbols, meanings, riddles and answers. His world of imagination is so rich and stirring that readers get a chance to immerse in the culture of Latin America. The author became the voice of his country, an ambassador of its unique history and culture that emerged from blending of different races, religions and mentalities. The Handsomest Drowned Man In The World is like a proof that magic does exist but it is up to us whether to embrace it or ignore it.

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