Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and Gabriel García Marquez

Today, April 17th is the death anniversary of two of the most important writers of the history of Latin America.  Mexico’s (New Spain back then)  Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz,  the  most important woman poetist of the Spanish-Mexican Baroque time and Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982, author of one of the most famous novels of international literature of the XX Century, “One Hundres Years of Solitude”.
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, one of the most brilliant minds of the history of Spanish-Mexican Literature, had a huge encyclopedic knowledge about the Greek and Latin classics, painting, philosophy, poetry, astronomy and Theology and she was called as “The Tenth Muse.”
Many important Mexican,  Spanish, American, German, French and British scholars made important studies about Sor Juana’s life and her works.
Gabriel García Márquez,  known affectionately as “Gabo” was one of the most important novelists, journalists and shor-story writers of the famous “Latin American Boom” and among in the many works of García Márquez are “Love in the Time of Cholera”, ” The Autumn of the Patriarch” and of course, “One Hundred Years of Solitude” this last one,  is one of the most readed and most sold  books around the world. His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success, most notably for popularizing a literary style labeled as “magic realism”, which uses magical elements and events in otherwise ordinary and realistic situations and because of that, García Márquez won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
The date of April 17th is marked for Spanish-Latin American literature because of the deaths of  Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and Gabriel García Márquez.
Sor Juana died on 17 April of 1695 at age 43 and Gabriel García Márquez died on April 17th of 2014.

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