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100 Years of Solitude turns 50

Update: December, 16/2017 - 09:00
Marking a treasure: Banner of photo exhibition marking the 50th publishing anniversary of the novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. — Photo courtesy Đà Nẵng Fine Arts Museum
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ĐÀ NẴNG — A photo exhibition marking the 50th publishing anniversary of the Nobel Prize winning One Hundred Years of Solitude by Colombian author Garbriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014), will be held at the Da Nang Fine Arts Museum on December 18-30.

The exhibition, held for the first time in the city in a collaboration between the museum and the Colombian embassy, will display 27 photographs featuring the life of Marquez taken by documentary photographer Nereo Lopez (1920-2015).

The novel was first published in Spanish in 1967 in Buenos Aires by Editorial Sudamericana. An English translation by Gregory Rabassa released in New York in 1970 by Harper and Row.

The book is considered Marquez’s masterpiece, metaphorically encompassing the history of Colombia and Latin America.

Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century and one of the best in the Spanish language, Marquez was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.

About 50 million copies of the novel, which has been published in at least 40 languages, have been sold over the world.

The novel was translated into Vietnamese by a group of translators in 1986 and 10,000 copies released that year.

Literary magician: Nobel Prize winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez. Photo courtesy by Colombia Embassy in Việt Nam

Translator Phạm Đức Lợi has selected extracts from the novel to display at the exhibition, museum officials said.

The exhibition is a chance for readers in central Việt Nam to explore the culture of Colombia and learn more about its famous novelist.

It will officially open to the public at 3.30pm on December 18.

The exhibition on Marquez is the latest in a series of event hosted by the museum, including the display of works by French photographer Réhahn and many artists from Laos and Cambodia.

In May, the ASEAN Community Exhibition was also held here to mark the 50th anniversary of the regional bloc.

The museum, the only one of its kind in the Central and Central Highlands region, has a regular display of 413 works by artists from the city and provinces in the region, attracting visitors from within the country and abroad.

The central city has welcomed 6.6 million tourists so far this year, of which 2.3 million were foreigners. — VNS

 

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