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Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Casebook (Casebooks in Criticism)


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Casebooks in Criticism offer analytical and interpretive frameworks for understanding key texts in world literature and film. Each casebook reprints documents relating to a work's historical context and reception, presents the best critical studies, and, when possible, features an interview with the author. Accessible and informative to scholars, students, and nonspecialist readers alike, the books in this series provide a wide range of critical and informative commentaries on major texts.

Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude is arguably the most important novel in twentieth-century Latin American literature. This Casebook features ten critical articles on García Márquez's great work. Carefully selected from the most important work on the novel over the past three decades, they include pieces by Carlos Fuentes, Iris Zavala, James Higgins, Jean Franco, Michael Wood, and Gene H. Bell-Villada. Among the intriguing aspects of the work discussed are its mythic dimension, its "magical" side, its representations of women, its relationship with past chronicles of exploration and discovery, its portrayals of Western power and imperialism, its astounding diffusion throughout the globe and the media, and its simple truth-telling, its fidelity to the tangled history of Latin America. The book incorporates several theoretical approaches--historical, feminist, postcolonial; the first English translation of Fuentes's renowned, oft-cited, eight page meditation on the work; a general introduction; and a 1982 interview with García Márquez.

About the Author

Gene H. Bell-Villada is Professor of Romance Languages at Williams College. He is the author of five other books and numerous articles, reviews, and satires.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. A Conversation with Garbriel Garcia Marquez, Gene H. Bell-Villada

3. Garcia Marquez: On Second Reading, Carlos Fuentes

4. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude, James Higgins

5. The Humor of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Clive Griffin

6. The Sacred Harlots of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Lorraine Elena Roses

7. Aureliano's Smile, Michael Wood

8. The Limits of the Liberal Imagination: One Hundred Years of Solitude and Nostromo, Jean Franco

9. One Hundred Years of Solitude as Chronicle of the Idies, Iris Zavala

10. Banana Strike and Military Massacre: One Hundred Years of Solitude and What Happened in 1928, Gene H. Bell-Villada

11. The Dark Side of Magical Realism: Science, Oppression, and Apocalypse in One Hundred Years of Solitude, Brian Conniff

12. Streams Out of Control: The Latin American Plot, Carlos Rincon

13. Selected Bibliography

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Bell-Villada, Gene H.
Oxford University Press, USA
Bell-Villada, Gene H.
Bell-Villada, Gene H.
null, Gene H.
Caribbean & Latin American
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
Central & South American
Literature/English | World Literature | Latin American
Literature-A to Z
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Includes bibliographical references.
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