A Companion to Gabriel García Márquez [Hardback]

Raymond Leslie Williams(Author)

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ISBN: 9781855661912 | Published by: Tamesis Books | Series: Monografías A | Volume: Volume 276 | Year of Publication: 2010 | Language: English 200p, H9.25 x W6.25,
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A Companion to Gabriel García Márquez

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This book offers discussion and analysis of the subtle writing of Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez - a traditionalist who draws from classic Western texts, a Modernist committed to modernizing the conservative literary tradition in Colombia and Latin America, an internationally recognized major writer of the 1960s Boom, the key figure in popularizing what has been called "magic realism" and, finally, a Modernist who has occasionally engaged in some of the strategies of the postmodern. The author demonstrates that García Márquez is above all a committed and highly accomplished Modernist fiction writer who has successfully synthesized his political vision in his writing and absorbed a vast array of cultural and literary traditions. Drawing on García Márquez's interviews with Williams and others over the years, the book also explores the importance of the non-literary, the presence of oral tradition and the visual arts, thus providing a more complete insight into García Márquez's strategies as a Modernist with heterogeneous aesthetic interests, as well as an understanding of his social and political preoccupations. RAYMOND LESLIE WILLIAMS is Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of California, Riverside.

Table of Contents

Introduction: García Márquez, the Modernists and the BoomCien años de soledad and the Macondo CycleEl otoño del patriarca and the Political WritingsEl amor en los tiempos de cólera, Crónica de una muerte anunciada and La increíble y triste historia de la cándida Eréndira y de su abuela desalmadaRecent WritingEpilogue

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