I'm Not Here To Give A Speech

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Publisher: Penguin UK

Publication Date: September 15, 2018

ISBN: 9780241360880

Binding: Paperback

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I began to be a writer in the same way I climbed up on this platform- I was coerced.

I confess I did all I could not to attend this assembly- I tried to get sick, I attempted to catch pneumonia, I went to the barber, hoping he'd slit my throat, and, finally, it occurred to me to come here without a jacket and tie so they wouldn't let me in . . . but I forgot I was in Venezuela, here you can go anywhere in shirtsleeves. The result- here I am, and I don't know where to start.

But I can tell you, for example, how I began to write.