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Gabriel Garcia Marquez By Stephen M. Hart

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez presents an original portrait of this renowned writer and is a must-read for fans of his work, as well as those interested in magical realism, Latin American fiction and modern literature.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez by Stephen M. Hart

'Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.' Thus begins Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, one of the twentieth century's most lauded works of fiction. In Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Stephen M. Hart provides a new insight into Garcia Marquez's life and work as well as describing how the political struggles of Latin America have influenced his writing, from Love in the Time of Cholera to Memories of my Melancholy Whores. This book provides a new perspective on Garcia Marquez's use of 'creative false memory' and magical realism. There are five ingredients that are critical to Garcia Marquez's writing - magical realism, a shortened and broken portrayal of time, punchy one-liners, dark and absurd humour, and political allegory - and these elements help to explain the extraordinary allure of Garcia Marquez's work, as well as providing fascinating insight into his approach to writing. The divisions between Garcia Marquez's everyday life and his life as a writer are also explored, as is the connection in his work between family history and national history. Gabriel Garcia Marquez presents an original portrait of this renowned writer and is a must-read for fans of his work, as well as those interested in magical realism, Latin American fiction and modern literature.

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About Stephen M. Hart


Stephen M. Hart is Professor of Latin American Film, Literature and Culture at University College London. He is also the author of A Companion to Latin American Literature (2007).

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GOR005983631
Gabriel Garcia Marquez by Stephen M. Hart
Stephen M. Hart
Critical Lives
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Reaktion Books
2010-09-01
208
1861897634
9781861897633
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