Garcia Marquez: The Man and His Work [NOOK Book]

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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, ...
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Garcia Marquez: The Man and His Work

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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.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
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. The influence of his Colombian heritage, his love of classical music, his writing habits, and even his clothing tastes combine with the influence of the Bible, Faulkner, Virginia Woolf, and classical literature to reveal an enormous talent. Throughout the book, the looming presence of One Hundred Years of Solitude (Harper, 1970) and the multiplicity of symbols, imagery, and allusions to other literature can be found. To be sure, Garcia Marquez's other works are discussed and analyzed (particularly The Autumn of the Patriarch Avon, 1977), but it is the scope of this gargantuan novel that is most impressive. A fine addition for classes in world literature and advanced-placement Spanish. --Barbara Weathers, Duchesne Academy, Houston
Booknews
Bell-Villada traces the major forces that have shaped the Columbian novelist, and describes his life, personality, and political opinions. He considers Garcia Marquez's place in world literature and analyzes his short fiction and all of his novels from One hundred years of solitude through Love in the time of cholera. Paper edition (unseen), $12.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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An agreeable mix of man and metaphor, with nifty readings and inside info.

Nation

This outstanding scholar merits an accolade for . . . careful reading of Garc'a Mérquez's oeuvre and an awesome knowledge of foreign literatures.

Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807895382
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,086,205
  • File size: 753 KB

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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    To expensive

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