García Márquez: The Man and His Work

García Márquez: The Man and His Work

5.0 1
by Gene H. Bell-Villada
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
By doing a masterful job of revealing both Garcia Marquez the writer and the man, Bell-Villada gives a valuable, vivid portrait of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.--School Library Journal

Bell-Villada is one of a handful of scholars in the field of Hispanic letters who write with authority, precision, and flair. . . . This outstanding scholar merits an accolade for a careful reading of Garcia Marquez's oeuvre and an awesome knowledge of foreign literatures.--Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature

An agreeable mix of man and metaphor, with nifty readings and inside info.--The Nation

Bell-Villada's thorough preparation, his brilliant explication [of the texts], and the breadth of his knowledge about his subject's persona and circumstances augment the reader's appreciation of Garcia Marquez's oeuvre and justify the purchase of this updated edition. . . . Highly recommended.--Choice

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)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
The revised edition is even better than the original. Still the best general introduction to the work of Garcia Marquez, this book is unfailingly perceptive, informative, and likeable.--Gerald Martin, Andrew Mellon Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh, author of Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life

Meet 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.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

García Márquez: The Man and His Work 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this book is to expensibe 57 dolars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!