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Overview

Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Retrospect gathers fifteen essays by noted scholars in the fields of Latin American literature, politics, and theater. The volume offers broad overviews of the Colombian author's total body of work, along with closer looks at some of his acknowledged masterpieces. The Nobel laureate's cultural contexts and influences, his variety of themes, and his formidable legacy (Hispanic, U.S., world-wide) all come up for consideration. New readings of One Hundred Years of Solitude are further complemented by fresh, stimulating, highly detailed examinations of his later novels (Chronicle of a Death Foretold, The General in His Labyrinth, Of Love and Other Demons) and stories (Strange Pilgrims). Further attention is focused on "Gabo's" labors as journalist and as memoirist (Living to Tell the Tale), and to his sometime relationships with the cinema and the stage. Reactions to his enormous stature on the part of younger writers, including recent signs of backlash, are also given thoughtful scrutiny. Feminist and ecocritical interpretations, plus lively discussions of Gabo's artful use of humor, character's names, and even cuisine, are to be found here as well. In the wake of García Márquez's passing away in 2014, this collection of essays serves as a fitting tribute to one of the world's greatest literary figures of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498533386
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 11/24/2016
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Gene H. Bell-Villada is professor of Romance languages at Williams College.

Table of Contents

Introduction. García Márquez: His Vast Range, His Varied Legacy Gene H. Bell-Villada Part One. Oeuvre, Backgrounds, Legacy 1. García Márquez: Writer for the World Nicholas Birns and Juan De Castro 2. Politics and Death across the Life of Writing Regina Janes 3. Translation and Apprenticeship Edith Grossman 4. García Márquez and mamagallismo: On Fatigued Roosters, Resistance, Sense of Humor, and the Colombian Personality Marcela Velasco Part Two. Re-reading the History of Macondo 5. Names and Narrative Pattern in One Hundred Years of Solitude Gene H. Bell-Villada 6. The Enlightened Blindness of Úrsula Iguarán María del Mar López-Cabrales 7. Satire, Ecocentrism, and Luddite Discourse in One Hundred Years of Solitude: Regional Approaches for a Global Environmental Crisis William Flores 8. Rediscovering Ice: García Márquez, Aira, and Vallejo on Childhood Memories Héctor HoyosPart Three. Later Works 9. After the End: Bolívar in the Labyrinth of History Michael Wood 10. The Magic of Love, the Horrors of Death, and Other Themes in the Short Stories of García Márquez by Rubén Pelayo 11. Gastronomical Pilgrims Fernando Valerio-Holguín 12. Reading Illness in Gabriel García Márquez's Of Love and Other Demons Olivia Vázquez-Medina 13. Magical Realism as a Simple Tool to Elicit Humor in Of Love and Other Demons Ignacio López-CalvoPart Four. Other Genres, Other Media 14. The Permutations of the Fictional, Non-Fictional, and Autobiographical 'I' in the works of Gabriel García Márquez Robert L. Sims 15. Doomed from the Start: Big-Screen Adaptations of Two García Márquez Novels Rudyard Alcocer and Haley Osborn 16. Remembering Broadway's Chronicle of a Death Foretold Zhanna Gurvich

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