Literary Obituary: Gabriel García Márquez

The death of Gabriel García Márquez yesterday at the age of 87 closes an era of literary history. There’s a fair chance that when somebody looks at your dates, a few centuries from now, they’ll place you as living in the age of García Márquez. I resisted reading García Márquez for a long time, till I was about 30, even though he was a dominant figure of my lit-major undergraduate…