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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings


by Gabriel García Márquez

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Resources


Hopelessly Devoted to Gabo

This website is your go-to for all things García Márquez.

Movies and TV

Star of Page and Screen

Gabo didn't stop with the short story. He kept right on going to the big screen, winning a prize at the Venice Film Festival on the way.

Articles and Interviews


In this interview, Gabo declares his hatred of…interviews.

For Mature Audiences

He may not be a shipwrecked sailor, but he sure can curse like one.



Check out a beautiful animated version of the story, set to music and with an alternate ending.


Casting a Spell

An interview and documentary (with English subtitles) with Gabo.


A bedtime story podcast of "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings".


Portrait of the Artist

A photo of the author.

I'll Fly Away

A scene from the puppet show.

The Collected Stories

All of them. With this fetching cover.

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