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The Cambridge Companion to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
     

The Cambridge Companion to Gabriel Garcia Marquez

by Philip Swanson
 

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Gabriel García Márquez is Latin America's most internationally famous and successful author and a winner of the Nobel Prize. His oeuvre of great modern novels includes One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. His name has become closely associated with Magical Realism, a phenomenon that has been immensely influential in world

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Gabriel García Márquez is Latin America's most internationally famous and successful author and a winner of the Nobel Prize. His oeuvre of great modern novels includes One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. His name has become closely associated with Magical Realism, a phenomenon that has been immensely influential in world literature. This Companion includes new and probing readings of all of García Márquez's works, by leading international specialists. His life in Colombia, the context of Latin American history and culture, key themes in his works and their critical reception are explored in detail. Written for students and readers of García Márquez, the Companion is accessible for non-Spanish speakers and features a chronology and a guide to further reading. This insightful and lively book will provide an invaluable framework for the further study and enjoyment of this major figure in world literature.

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"... an engagingly diverse and lively overview of García Márquez's oeuvre, not only offering many new insights into the major texts but also examining the less studied non-fictional works and cinematic adaptations."
Lloyd Hughes Davis, Modern Language Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521687102
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/16/2010
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Philip Swanson is Hughes Professor of Spanish and Chair of the School of Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield.

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