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Gabriel García Márquez /
Stephen M. Hart.
imprint
London : Reaktion Books, 2010.
description
224 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
ISBN
1861897634 (pbk.), 9781861897633 (pbk.)
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imprint
London : Reaktion Books, 2010.
isbn
1861897634 (pbk.)
9781861897633 (pbk.)
abstract
This text is a thorough yet succinct review of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's life and environment. The book contains new insights gained through interviews with Marquez's family in Cuba. It locates the divisions between Marquez's everyday life and his life as a writer.
catalogue key
7368271
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-222).
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This text is a thorough yet succinct review of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's life and environment. The book contains new insights gained through interviews with Marquez's family in Cuba. It locates the divisions between Marquez's everyday life and his life as a writer.
Main Description
"Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice." Thus begins Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, one of the twentieth century's most lauded works of fiction. In Gabriel García Márquez , literary scholar Stephen M. Hart provides a succinct yet thorough look into García Márquez's life and the political struggles of Latin America that have influenced his work, from Love in the Time of Cholera to Memories of My Melancholy Whores . By interviewing García Márquez's family in Cuba, Hart was able to gain a unique perspective on his use of "creative false memory," providing new insight into the magical realism that dominates García Márquez's oeuvre. Using these interviews and his original research, Hart defines five ingredients that are critical to García Márquez's work: magical realism, a shortened and broken portrayal of time, punchy one-liners, dark and absurd humor, and political allegory. These elements, as described by Hart, illuminate the extraordinary allure of García Márquez's work and provide fascinating insight into his approach to writing. Hart also explores the divisions between García Márquez's everyday life and his life as a writer, and the connection in his work between family history and national history. Gabriel García Márquez presents an original portrait of this well-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.
Main Description
Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buend a was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. Thus begins Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel Garc a M rquez s One Hundred Years of Solitude, one of the twentieth century s most lauded works of fiction. In Gabriel Garc a M rquez, Stephen M. Hart provides a new insight into Garc a M rquez 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 Garc a M rquez s use of creative false memory and magical realism. There are five ingredients that are critical to Garc a M rquez 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 Garc a M rquez s work, as well as providing fascinating insight into his approach to writing. The divisions between Garc a M rquez 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 Garc a M rquezpresents 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.
Main Description
"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'sOne Hundred Years of Solitude,one of the twentieth century's most lauded works of fiction. InGabriel Garcia Marquez, literary scholar Stephen M. Hart provides a succinct yet thorough look into Garcia Marquez's life and the political struggles of Latin America that have influenced his work, fromLove in the Time of CholeratoMemories of My Melancholy Whores. By interviewing Garcia Marquez's family in Cuba, Hart was able to gain a unique perspective on his use of "creative false memory," providing new insight into the magical realism that dominates Garcia Marquez's oeuvre. Using these interviews and his original research, Hart defines five ingredients that are critical to Garcia Marquez's work: magical realism, a shortened and broken portrayal of time, punchy one-liners, dark and absurd humor, and political allegory. These elements, as described by Hart, illuminate the extraordinary allure of Garcia Marquez's work and provide fascinating insight into his approach to writing. Hart also explores the divisions between Garcia Marquez's everyday life and his life as a writer, and the connection in his work between family history and national history. Gabriel Garcia Marquezpresents an original portrait of this well-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.
Main Description
‘Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.’ Thus begins Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude , one of the twentieth century’s most lauded works of fiction. In Gabriel García Márquez , Stephen M. Hart provides a new insight into García Márquez’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 García Márquez’s use of ‘creative false memory’ and magical realism. There are five ingredients that are critical to García Márquez’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 García Márquez’s work, as well as providing fascinating insight into his approach to writing. The divisions between García Márquez’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 García Márquez 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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