In search of solitude

Half a lifetime ago I set out for Colombia in search of the historical background to One Hundred Years of Solitude, the novel by the great Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

What I found was an unforgettable lesson about truth and fiction. Prompted by the sad news that Garcia Marquez will write no more – he has dementia – I’ve revisited this life-changing experience in an essay published in the literary journal Meanjin.

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