Painting portrait of Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Photo courtesy of Flickr Painting portrait of Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Photo courtesy of Flickr

Columbian author Marquez's works, available online for free

Sat, Dec. 23, 2017
CAIRO – 23 December 2017: The great Latin American novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez archive is now digitally released and available for every internet user for free. The online archive can be accessed through the website of the Harry Ransom center of the Texas University in honors of the great author.

Released in English and Spanish languages, the archived half collection includes over 27,000 scanned documents such as manuscripts of his books, fan mails, letters sent to him from notable persons and unreleased documents, in addition to the photos extracted from a collection of over 40 exclusive photo albums, and personal ephemera and copies of his passports.

After the Texas University bought a very special collection of Marquez back in 2015, some people doubted the existence of that archive and questioned its ownership by the university. As a result Texas University decided to pass on this archive to the university's Harry Ransom Center to digitize and release a free version of nearly half of the collection online worldwide.

The Ransom Center is an international library located in the Texas University. It aims researches on humanities, also highlights the creative process of various types of writers and artists, as it establishes an on ground and online museum that expands the level of understanding and appreciation of different kinds of arts and talents.

Garcia Marquez is considered one of the most important novelists in Latin America's history. He is prominent for his famous novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude" that won the Nobel Prize for literature and also a novel called "Love in the time of Cholera" which expanded his fan base where millions of copies were sold around the world, among other novels that made his mark on the history of literature.

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