IBNA- Persian translation of ‘The Scandal of the Century: And Other Writings’ by Gabriel García Márquez on his journalism will be unveiled at a ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday.
According to IBNA correspondent, the event will be held by Iranian experts of journalism Mohammad Mahdi Forghani, Hadi Khaniki, Fereidoun Sedighi and Kaveh Mir-Abbasim. The revenues out of the copies of book to be sold during the signing celebration will go to an Iranian child care foundation.
‘The Scandal of the Century: And Other Writings’ is a selection of Marquez’s journalism from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s work that he considered even more important to his legacy than his universally acclaimed works of fiction.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez said in the final years of his life. "I don't want to be remembered for ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ or for the Nobel Prize but rather for my journalism." And while some of his journalistic writings have been made available over the years, this is the first volume to gather a representative selection from across the first four decades of his career-years during which he worked as a full-time, often muckraking, and controversial journalist, even as he penned the fiction that would bring him the Nobel Prize in 1982.
Here are the first pieces he wrote while working for newspapers in the coastal Colombian cities of Cartagena and Barranquilla . . . his longer, more fictionlike reportage from Paris and Rome . . . his monthly columns for Spain's El Pais. And while all the work points in style, wit, depth, and passion to his fiction, these fifty pieces are, more than anything, a revelation of the writer working at the profession he believed to be "the best in the world."
The ceremony for unveiling the Persian translation of ‘The Scandal of the Century’ as well as book signing celebration program is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19 at 5 to 7 p.m. at Vartan House of Tehran.