Gabriel García Márquez

Solitude and Solidarity

  • Authors
  • Michael Bell
Book

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

Introduction

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.

Keywords

bibliography death dialogue fiction love nature novel perception time tragedy translation truth

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