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Syriza celebrations in Athens
Syriza celebrations in Athens
Julie Farrar

Greece's anti-austerity party Syriza won Sunday's general election with 36.3% of votes, putting the country on a potential collision course with the European Union over its 240 billion euro bailout package. Party leader Alexis Tsipras said that, "The verdict of the Greek people renders the troika the IMF, the EU Commission, and European Central Bank a thing of the past for our common European framework."

The results, with a favored Syriza winning with even a larger share of seats in Pariament, sent an immediate shock through both political and financial channels in Europe. The euro hit an 11-year low Monday morning, although Syriza insists that a "Grexit" (ie, Greece leaving the single currency) is not on the cards. Newspapers across the continent were all Greek on Monday morning:

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García Márquez And Truth: How Journalism Fed The Novelist's Fantasy

In his early journalistic writings, the Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez showed he had an eye for factual details, in which he found the absurdity and 'magic' that would in time be the stuff and style of his fiction.

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez reads his book

J. D. Torres Duarte

BOGOTÁ — In short stories written in the 1940s and early 50s and later compiled in Eyes of a Blue Dog, the late Gabriel García Márquez, Colombia's Nobel Prize-winning novelist, shows he is as yet a young writer, with a style and subjects that can be atypical.

Stylistically, García Márquez came into his own in the celebrated One Hundred Years of Solitude. Until then both his style and substance took an erratic course: touching the brevity of film scripts in Nobody Writes to the Colonel, technical experimentation in Leaf Storm, the anecdotal short novel in In Evil Hour or exploring politics in Big Mama's Funeral. Throughout, the skills he displayed were rather of a precocious juggler.

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