Gabo’s new book offers look into his convictions
Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ new book, Yo no vengo a decir un discurso (I’m not here to give a speech) is a compilation of the few speeches given by the Colombian Nobel Prize winner over the past 66 years, as well as a look into his most profound beliefs.
His passion for literature, journalism, and politics, not to mention his notorious aversion to public speaking, are all reflected in speeches he delivered to audiences in Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba and Switzerland.
Editor Cristobal Pera said Garcia Marquez reread the texts himself and realized just how much he has evolved as an author and that a collection of these texts not only made sense but also complemented his fictional works.
“This book has special meaning…the voice of Garcia Marquez is inside,” Pera said during the book’s release in Mexico,”these texts were written to be read…”