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Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Road Trip Through Alabama

I found a remembrance of the trip Garcia Marquez wrote, which details encountering what he’d previously only read about in William Faulkner’s books:

At the end of that heroic journey we had confronted once more the relation between truth and fiction: the immaculate parthenons amidst the cotton fields, the farmers taking their siesta beneath the eaves of the roadside inns, the black people’s huts surviving in wretchedness, the white heirs to Uncle Gavin Stevens walking to Sunday prayers with their languid women dressed in muslin; the terrible world of Yoknapatawpha County had passed in front of our eyes from the window of a bus, and it was as true and as human as in the novels of the old master.
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