Rumours of a genocide of a good Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez have been, in a imperishable difference of Mark Twain, severely exaggerated.
Magical realist Márquez won a Nobel esteem for literature in 1982 for “his novels as well as reduced stories, in that a illusory as well as a picturesque have been total in a richly stoical universe of imagination, reflecting a continent’s hold up as well as conflicts”. Yesterday dusk a Twitter comment purporting to go to a Italian writer as well as educational Umberto Eco stated: “Gabriel García Márquez dies. you perceived a headlines right away from New York.” Writer Mario Vargas Llosa as well as Márquez’s family reliable a news, according to a account, that “will be strictly voiced by a sister Aida as well as by publishers in couple of hours”.
With a Eco comment followed by roughly 2,000 people, a headlines fast widespread as well as well read amicable media went in to anguish – until doubts proposed to aspect about a veracity. The Eco comment has not been accurate by Twitter as belonging to The Name of a Rose author, as well as a tweets were in a future discharged as a hoax. “What if you pronounced Umberto Eco died? A feign account,” tweeted a strong – nonetheless not accurate – comment of a 85-year-old Márquez himself, @ElGabo. Jaime Abello Banfi, executive of a Gabriel García Márquez Foundation, additionally denied a rumours, whilst Reuters’ Mexico match Cyntia Barrera Diaz pronounced a co-worker had oral with a Colombian envoy to Mexico, as well as Márquez was in Los Angeles on vacation family.
“Don’t be dissapoint about Twitter present rumours of Gabriel García Márquez’s passing – this is only how enchanting realism works,” pronounced New York Times publisher Michael Roston. “Looks similar to a García Márquez headlines is hoax. What bastards. Chronicle of a Death Foretweeted …” said writer Stephanie Merritt, referencing Márquez’s novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold.
Márquez is only a ultimate plant of a supposed Twitter death-rumour mill, fasten Pope Benedict XVI, Fidel Castro as well as Pedro Almodóvar. Many of a hoaxes were instigated by a Italian schoolteacher Tommaso De Benedetti, who has additionally been related to a feign Eco account. “Social media is a many unverifiable report source in a universe though a headlines media believes it since of a need for speed,” De Benedetti told a Guardian in March.