The Master of Aracataca

  • Ilan Stavans


Honor to whom honor is due: Gabriel García Márquez, whose labyrinthine imagination has enchanted millions worldwide since 1967, when his masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude was first published in Buenos Aires, has reinvented Latin America. Macondo, his fictional coastal town in the Caribbean, has become such a landmark—its geography and inhabitants constantly invoked by teachers, politicians, and tourist agents—that it is hard to believe it is a sheer fabrication.


Nobel Prize Short Story Military Regime Caribbean Coast Extramarital Affair 
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© Ilan Stavans 1996

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