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Literature, & Etc.

Don’t blame us, we only report the news.

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The Guardian is hilarious, and so too is the way the media attempts to protect itself from mistakes it is at fault for making. 

Last week, the One Hundred Years of Solitude author’s literary agent Carmen Balcells told a Chilean newspaper that she didn’t think he would write anything else (somewhat galling for her, given that she also revealed García Márquez represented 36.2% of her agency’s income). García Márquez’s biographer, Gerald Martin, agreed, adding that this wasn’t “too regrettable, because as a writer it was his destiny to have the immense satisfaction of having a totally coherent literary career many years before the end of his natural life”. – Guardian

It is amazing that the blame is shifted onto the literary agent, and the Chilean newspaper for reporting this issue. Is it not the job of a newspaper to check their sources? I think that The Guardian should take a bit of the blame as well for using unsubstantiated rumors as a source for their reporting.


Written by thebeliever07

April 8, 2009 at 11:04 am

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  1. This photo convinces me. I’m going to read one of his books this summer.


    April 8, 2009 at 12:10 pm

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