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    Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead Jerome John Garcia was born in 1942, in San Francisco's Mission District. His father, a spanish immigrant named Jose "Joe" Garcia, had been a jazz clarinetist and Dixieland bandleader in the thirties, and he named his new son after his favorite Broadway composer, Jerome Kern. In the spring of 1948, while on a fishing trip, Garcia saw his father swept to his death by a California river. After his father's death, Garcia spent a few years living with his mother's

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    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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    Gabriel Gárcia Márquez Gabriel José García Márquez was born on March 6, 1928 in Aracataca, a town in Northern Colombia, where he was raised by his maternal grandparents in a house filled with countless aunts and the rumors of ghosts. But in order to get a better grasp on García Márquez's life, it helps to understand something first about both the history of Colombia and the unusual background of his family. Colombia Colombia won its independence from Spain in 1810, technically making it one of

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    The Character of Yolanda Garcia in How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and !Yo! Julia Alvarez develops the character of Yolanda Garcia in some different and similar ways in her two books How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and its sequel !Yo!. The reasons for the differences in the two characterizations of Yolanda is that there is almost no continuity concerning her character in the two books-meaning that all the specific details of Yolanda's life given to the reader in the first book

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    Jerry Garcia And The Grateful Dead

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    Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead Rock Legends of the 60s and 70s Jerry Garcia’s life was filled with wonderful things, many of which he never expected in the first place. After an almost fatal heroin overdose in 1986, “ Garcia philosophically stated, ‘ I’m 45 years old, I’m ready for anything, I didn’t even plan on living this long so all this shit is just add-on stuff.’ ” (“Garcia”) This attitude shows why Garcia did all of the things he did and even how some of them

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    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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    Nacio el 6 de marzo de 1928 en Aracataca, Columbia , en el hogar de Gabriel Eligio Garcia, telegrafista y de Luisa Santiaga Marquez Iguaran. Siendo muy niño fue dejado al cuidado de sus abuelos maternos, el Coronel Nicolas Marquez Iguaran -su idolo de toda la vida- y Tranquilina Iguaran Cortes. El reconoce que su madre es quien descubre los personajes de sus novelas a traves de sus recuerdos. Por haber vivido retirado al comienzo de su padre, le fue difícil tratarlo con confianza en la adolescencia;

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    Biography of Federico Garcia Lorca Born in Fuente Vaqueros, Granada, Spain, June 5,1898; died near Granada, August 19,1936, García Lorca is Spain's most deeply appreciated and highly revered poet and dramatist. His murder by the Nationalists at the start of the Spanish civil war brought sudden international fame, accompanied by an excess of political rhetoric which led a later generation to question his merits; after the inevitable slump, his reputation has recovered (largely with a shift

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    How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

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    HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS This book is a story about 4 sisters who tell their stories about living on an island in the Dominican Republic , and then moving to New York . What is different about this book is the fact that you have different narrators telling you the story , jumping back and forth from past to present . This is effective because it gives you different view point’s from each of the sisters . It may also detract from the narrative because of the fact that it’s

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    Biography of Federico Garcia Lorca

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    Biography of Federico Garcia Lorca Federico García Lorca was born into an educated bourgeois family in Fuente Vaqueros, in Andalusia, Spain, in 1898. His mother was a teacher and his father a rich farm labourer. He read literature and music at Granada University and in 1919, at the age of 21, he published his first book, Impresiones y Paisaijes, that was inspired by a trip around Spain that he took as part of his degree. That year, Lorca went to Madrid to continue with his studies. He moved into

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    The first article I have chosen is, “Juncture in the road: Chicano Studies Since: “El plan de Santa Barbara” by Ignacio M. Garcia. I have chosen this particular article for various reasons. One is because reading the first few paragraphs of the article stirred up many emotions within me. I found myself growing angry and once, again, repulsed by the United States discrimination system. The more knowledge I obtain on the United States, on its past and how it develops today, I can finally say that I

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    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, an established author and journalist, is a product of the Post Modern Era. This era is the immediate time after World War II which ended in 1945. His writings depict the literary characteristics of blurring of distinctions between genres, in addition to over lapping with other eras, including Colonialism and Post Colonialism. “Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.” The quote in the line above

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    The Short Stories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez Short story writer. Novelist. Journalist. Political activist. Nobel Prize winner. Most beloved of 20th century Latin American authors, Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on March 6, 1928, in the small coastal town of Aracataca, Colombia. He published his first story, "The Third Resignation," in 1947 and began studying law and journalism. His first novel, Leafstorm, was published in 1955, the same year the Colombian government shut down his employer, the

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    My Latino Heart by Mario Garcia and Of Cholos and Surfers by Jack Lopez For my essay I have chosen to go with the idea, that not everything in California is what it seems. The truth behind the idea of California and the things that you can accomplish. What is hidden is the struggles and failure of some people when they do come to California. The connections in two stories one being “My Latino Heart” by Mario Garcia. The next story will be “Of Cholos and Surfers” by Jack Lopez. The connections

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    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a Colombian born writer, is first recognizable as a skilled author in Magical Realism, “a genre in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination” (Leopold). But one of his main themes is Solitude. Solitude was actually the theme of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Solitude of Latin America, and a multiple prize winning novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude (European Graduate School). This theme of solitude and isolation directly

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    Garcia Lorca's Women

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    Federico Garcia Lorca is a renowned Spanish playwright and poet. His work transcended Spanish theater pre and post civil war and continues to influence theater today. The genius behind Lorca’s theater is demonstrated through his creation of female characters. Lorca uses his female characters as tragic heroes to comment on the social roles of women in a patriarchal society. However, Lorca does not let the needs of his women fall through the cracks. He gives his female characters a voice, universally

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    In the short story “ Artificial Roses” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Marquez explores guilt, and its relationship with the church, as well as in the family structure. In the story there are two main characters. Mina, a young woman, who makes a living by creating roses, out of paper and wires, and her blind grandmother. The first thing you learn about the pair is that they share a room. There is an obvious sense from Mina that she feels her personal space is invaded by her blind grandmother. As noted

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    A Realistic Look at Bread Givers and How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents America is a country that was created and settled by immigrants from many different lands. These immigrants came to America in search of the "American Dream" of freedom and a better way of life, and their narratives have been recorded by various authors in both fiction and non-fiction stories. But can the fiction genre be considered a reliable source for studying the immigrant narrative? If American immigrant literature

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    The Life and Mind of Jerry Garcia in Conjunction with Howard Gardner's Model of Creativity "We always though of the Grateful Dead as being the engine that was driving the spaceship that we were traveling on."-Ken Babbs, a former Merry Prankster "Daddy is sleeping. Don't touch the guitars." -Heather Garcia In his Creating Minds, Howard Gardner states the purpose of his book as an examination of the "...often peculiar intellectual capacities, personality configurations, social arrangements,

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    Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude By far, Garcia Marquez's most acclaimed work is Cien Anos de Soledad or One Hundred Years of Solitude. As Regina Janes asserts, "his fellow novelists recognized in the novel a brilliant evocation of many of their own concerns: a 'total novel' that treated Latin America socially, historically, politically, mythically, and epically, that was at once accessible and intricate, lifelike and self-consciously, self-referentially fictive." <4> In

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    The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez Exposed in His Works The majority of literary critics would not hesitate in praising the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Garcia Marquez is often considered one of the greatest writers to come out of Latin America. Born in Aracataca, a small town in northern Columbia, he was primarily raised by his maternal grandparents (Britannica). Biographies often indicate a presence of a large community including an abundance of relatives when describing

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    One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez “The tone that I eventually used in One Hundred Years of Solitude was based on the way my grandmother used to tell stories. She told things that sounded supernatural and fantastic but she told them with complete naturalness…. What was most important was the expression she had on her face. She did not change her expression at all when telling her stories and everyone was surprised. In previous attempts to write, I tried to tell the story

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