© 1993

Gabriel García Márquez

Solitude and Solidarity

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Part of the Modern Novelists book series (MONO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Michael Bell
    Pages 1-5
  3. Michael Bell
    Pages 6-10
  4. Michael Bell
    Pages 11-39
  5. Michael Bell
    Pages 144-146
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 147-160

About this book


Much good criticism of Mrquez came in the wake of One Hundred Years of Solitude and the perception of his fiction has been dominated by that novel. It seemed the implicit goal to which the earlier fiction has been striving. By concentrating on the later novels, including The General in his Labyrinth, this study brings out the internal dialogue between the novels so that One Hundred Years of Solitude then stands out, like Don Quixote in Cervantes' oeuvre, as untypical yet more deeply representative. Behind the popular impact of its 'magical realism' lies Mrquez' abiding meditation on the nature of fictional and historical truth.


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About the authors

MICHAEL BELL is a Reader in English at the University of Warwick and author of several books including, most recently, F. R. Leavis (1988) and D. H. Lawrence: Language and Being (1992).

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