Arts Gabriel García Márquez’s Black Eye
posted by March 29 at 11:28 AMon
That’s the picture of García Márquez in today’s New York Times, taken on Valentine’s Day 1976, two days after Mario Vargas Llosa slugged him.
The feud between the Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez and the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, onetime best of friends, had all the elements of a literary classic: accusations of betrayal, jealousy and adultery, and a brutal encounter 31 years ago when things turned bloody.
I didn’t know about this feud. (God knows I love a feud.)