Nobel Winner: Success Doesn't Squelch Revolutionary Spirit
Mar. 16, 1987
ROME (AP) _ Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez says his success and affluence have not dampened his revolutionary fervor.
''The very pleasant daily life that I lead makes me always more of the revolutionary, because I know that I want a revolution so that everybody can live like me,'' Garcia Marquez said in an interview with Italian state-run RAI television.
The transcript of the interview, which took place in Cuba, was released Monday. It will be broadcast Tuesday night.
The Colombian-born writer was asked about a statement he made in 1973, the year Gen. Augusto Pinochet took power in Chile, in which he declared that he wouldn't publish anything else until Pinochet stepped down. Garcia Marquez has not kept the promise.
''The life of a writer is also made of failed battles,'' he said simply.
Garcia Marquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 for works that included his best-known novel, ''One Hundred Years of Solitude.''