Six years after the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) was printed, throughout a dialog with the Colombian Álvaro Mutis I heard the identify of Gabriel García Márquez for the primary time.
Don Álvaro, as I used to say to him after I was addressing him, was in 1973 the director for Latin America of Columbia Photos, a firm that offered sequence for tv in Mexico, amongst different channels, to the nascent Channel 12 in Monterrey.
Over the course of 5 years, I established a enterprise relationship on behalf of Channel 12 with Mr. Álvaro Mutis, from which a friendship was born out of frequent pursuits, primarily because of his actions in the radio and tv business, and in specific for his literary work as a author.
A kind of talks centered on his good friend and fellow countryman Gabriel García Márquez, and he confided to me that he had the privilege of being the primary particular person, the primary reader of the completed manuscripts of all of the novels of his good friend Gabo – as he instructed him -, together with, after all, being the primary reader of One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Years handed, Don Álvaro left Mexico, I continued studying García Márquez’s novels and one advantageous day on the finish of 2004, on the finish of an interview with the author Sergio Ramírez, who was vice chairman of Nicaragua (1985-1990), he The much-mentioned Gabriel García Márquez appeared in the mezzanine of the Fiesta Americana resort in San Pedro Garza García.
He was accompanied by Don Julio Scherer and one other particular person, who had been joined by Sergio Ramírez. I noticed the group from a distance and spoke by mobile phone to the cameraman who had accompanied me in the interview and who was already in the underground parking zone. I requested him to go up as quick as attainable and he did, however the group with García Márquez had withdrawn.
The subsequent day I discovered that García Márquez would go to the Tecnológico de Monterrey amenities, since he would obtain a tribute on the Luis Elizondo Auditorium, and since my colleague Cynthia Ayala was already accredited to cowl the occasion, I requested my colleagues to report her even Greetings to the Cambios program, because the following Sunday we’d discuss García Márquez’s go to to Monterrey. And Cynthia left with that activity, to report him a minimum of one greeting.
Per week in the past I spoke with Cynthia and requested her how she remembered that expertise, and she or he despatched me this textual content:
“The Tecnológico de Monterrey had as its visitor of honor the Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, to whom they’d pay tribute on the Luis Elizondo Auditorium. On the finish of the occasion, the press wished an impression of him they usually waited for him on the exit, however as I went to the opposite facet, I managed to intercept him and mentioned: ‘Mr. García Márquez, a congratulatory message to Tecnológico de Monterrey for its 60th anniversary , please’.
« And he replied with a sure tone and with a penetrating look: ‘I don’t discuss to reporters.’ All this occurred with the rector Alberto Bustani and different administrators of the establishment as a witness.
“The protection ended and with low morale, I went to Channel 12 to indicate the fabric obtained. Every thing that occurred doesn’t take away his greatness as a author.
Sincerely, Cynthia Ayala López.
And I replied to Cynthia: « He’s proper. » As in different circumstances, in the conduct of geniuses – in this case a genius of common literature – one is his work and the particular person is sort of completely different, and a genius is forgiven all the things, even his unjustified anger.