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The Cambridge Companion to Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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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 ...

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Overview

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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'… deserves a place too in the libraries of academic institutions where courses are offered on modern Latin American literature. … maintains the high standards already set by other volumes in the series.' Reference Reviews

'The Cambridge Companion to Gabriel Garcia Marquez does not shun a critical perspective on a major writer. It offers a balanced overview of his work, and thoughtful analysis for a new generation of readers.' Bulletin of Latin American Research

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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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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors

Acknowledgements

Chronology

Introduction Philip Swanson Swanson, Philip 1

1 Gabriel Garcia Marquez: life and times Gene H. Bell-Villada Bell-Villada, Gene H. 7

2 The critical reception of Garcia Marquez Donald Shaw Shaw, Donald 25

3 Before One Hundred Years of Solitude: the early novels Robin Fiddian Fiddian, Robin 41

4 One Hundred Years of Solitude Philip Swanson Swanson, Philip 57

5 An eco-critical reading of One Hundred Years of Solitude Raymond L. Williams Williams, Raymond L. 64

6 The Autumn of the Patriarch Steven Boldy Boldy, Steven 78

7 The General in His Labyrinth Gerald Martin Martin, Gerald 94

8 Garcia Marquez's novels of love Mark I. Millington Millington, Mark I. 113

9 Garcia Marquez's short stories Stephen Hart Hart, Stephen 129

10 Garcia Marquez's non-fiction works Robert L. Sims Sims, Robert L. 144

11 Garcia Marquez and film Claire Taylor Taylor, Claire 160

12 Garcia Marquez, magical realism and world literature Michael Bell Bell, Michael 179

Further reading 196

Index 201

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