García Márquez: The Man and His Work

García Márquez: The Man and His Work

by Gene H. Bell-Villada

Paperback(Second Edition, Revised and Expanded)

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez is one of the most influential writers of our time, with a unique literary creativity rooted in the history of his native Colombia. This revised and expanded edition of a classic work is the first book of criticism to consider in detail the totality of Garcia Marquez's magnificent oeuvre.

In a beautifully written examination, Gene Bell-Villada traces the major forces that have shaped the novelist and describes his life, his personality, and his politics. For this edition, Bell-Villada adds new chapters to cover all of Garcia Marquez's fiction since 1988, from The General in His Labyrinth through Memories of My Melancholy Whores, and includes sections on his memoir, Living to Tell the Tale, and his journalistic account, News of a Kidnapping. Moreover, new information about Garcia Marquez's biography and artistic development make this the most comprehensive account of his life and work available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807865255
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Edition description: Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Gene Bell-Villada is professor of Romance languages at Williams College. He is author or editor of six scholarly works as well as a memoir and two works of fiction. His most recent book is Conversations with Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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Readers enthralled with Garcia Marquez and contemporary Latin American literature will find in this lucid, engaging book a way of exploring and understanding the life and works of one of the most unique and powerful voices of our century.—Ariel Dorfman, Duke University

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