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A celebration of the life and work of Gabriel García Márquez February 11, 2020 – Posted in: Content, Exhibits, In the Stacks, Libraries, Special Collections

photo by Maria Mendez In 2014 the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas acquired the archive of the Nobel Prize winning Latin American literary superstar Gabriel García Márquez. In 2015 the archive was opened to researchers and quickly became one of the Ransom Center’s most accessed collections. Passport, 1955-1991 In 2017 an online archive of over 25,000 items from the collection was released into the world and now, for the first time, an…

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Read it or lose it! A Disappearing Anthology June 27, 2012

“Books are very patient objects. We buy them, and then they wait for us to read them. Days, months, even years. That’s OK for books, but not for new authors. If people don’t read their first books. They’ll never make it to a second.” Here’s the problem: Physical books are not the only ones that are in danger these days. New Latin American authors are threatened as well. In the last 20 years the book…

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