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In the Shadow of the Patriarch

Gabriel García Márquez's romance with power. During the youth of García Márquez’s grandfather, Colonel Nicolás Márquez Mejía, who was born in 1864 and died in 1936, a number of presidents and government ministers--almost all of them lawyers from the conservative camp--published dictionaries, language textbooks, and treatises (in prose and verse) on orthology, orthography, philology, lexicography, meter, prosody, and Castilian grammar. [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation on Nov 16, 2009 - 9 comments

"The one thing more difficult than following a regimen is not imposing it on others." - Marcel Proust.

People have studied many things relating to, and regarding Marcel Proust; what they may never have told you is... Proust is funny!! (just not "Lucky Jim" funny.) [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation on Oct 29, 2009 - 22 comments

Remember Gabocorp?

Remember Gabocorp? Hailed as the king of flash, one-man company Gabocorp's site carried a 'back early 2000' message for most of 1999. But what's happening now? ('There is no entry in Apache for the Account you are looking for...' @ 4.50 GMT +1)
posted by prolific on Mar 20, 2000 - 4 comments

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