Google doodles to mark the 91st birthday of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Google remembers Marquez with a vibrant and a colourful doodle. It has a South American appeal to it. The doodle seems to be a representation of Maconda, a fictional city in his book A Hundred Years of Solitude.
Amidst the vibrant flora and fauna, are a man and a woman in typical Latin American attires. They can be seen holding hands.
Considering that Marquez’ works reflected magic realism, this doodle shows a hot and humid city from A Hundred Years of Solitude which has golden fish which dazzle the eyes, then there are yellow butterflies. According to the Google Doodle blogpost, in the doodle, there is a train chugging which is known to run once in a blue moon.
Marquez had won the Nobel Prize for A Hundred Years of Solitude. The doodle seems to be representing the world Marquez reflects in his works.
He is known for both fictional and non-fictional work. Amongst non fictional he has written News of a Kidnapping.
Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca in Colombia. He still remains to be one of the significant authors of the twentieth century. He has written over 25 books.
Affectionately known as Gabo, apart from being a writer, he was also known for his political activism.