In Barranquilla he worked as a journalist and in order to save money lived for a year in a brothel nicknamed the “Skyscraper.” In Paris he was for a time reduced to eating scraps. He loved women and women loved him, a true writer and philosopher.

His mother declared, after he won the Nobel Prize for, that her greatest source of pride was “having a daughter who is a nun.” When he won the prize for literature she was quoted as saying, “Maybe now I’ll get my telephone fixed.”

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