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Gabriel García Márquez, Literary Pioneer, Dies at 87 - NYTimes.com

Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City. He was 87.

His death was confirmed by Cristóbal Pera, his former editor at Random House.

Mr. García Márquez, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation, but his appeal was universal. His books were translated into dozens of languages. He was among a select roster of canonical writers — Dickens, Tolstoy and Hemingway among them — who were embraced both by critics and by a mass audience.

“Each new work of his is received by expectant critics and readers as an event of world importance,” the Swedish Academy of Letters said in awarding him the Nobel.

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The best of LOST & FOUND IN PRAGUE 2013

1. Winter Prague by Hynek Šantl (1970) 

2. Winter Prague by František Schnöbling, Old Town Square 1949

3. Prague by D.J Ruzicka - Evening on Vltava, 1926

4. From archives of Prague castle, photo by M.Peterka

5. Prague Astronomical Clock destroyed 8.5.1945

6. Prague by Marie Šechtlová, 60’s

7. Prague by V.Heckel

8. Prague by Josef Illig, Tyn Church, Old Market Square

9. Prague by F.Scianna, early 90’s fashion photo session

10. Prague by M.Riboud, 1972 (Wenceslas Sqaure)

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