Gabriel Garci'Aa Mi'Arquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Casebook / Edition 1

Gabriel Garci'Aa Mi'Arquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Casebook / Edition 1

by Gene H. Bell-Villada
ISBN-10:
0195144554
ISBN-13:
9780195144550
Pub. Date:
01/28/2002
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
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Gabriel Garci'Aa Mi'Arquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Casebook / Edition 1

Casebooks in Criticism offer analytical and interpretive frameworks for understanding key texts in world literature and film. Each casebook reprints documents relating to a work's historical context and reception, presents the best critical studies, and, when possible, features an interview with the author. Accessible and informative to scholars, students, and nonspecialist readers alike, the books in this series provide a wide range of critical and informative commentaries on major texts.

Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude is arguably the most important novel in twentieth-century Latin American literature. This Casebook features ten critical articles on García Márquez's great work. Carefully selected from the most important work on the novel over the past three decades, they include pieces by Carlos Fuentes, Iris Zavala, James Higgins, Jean Franco, Michael Wood, and Gene H. Bell-Villada. Among the intriguing aspects of the work discussed are its mythic dimension, its "magical" side, its representations of women, its relationship with past chronicles of exploration and discovery, its portrayals of Western power and imperialism, its astounding diffusion throughout the globe and the media, and its simple truth-telling, its fidelity to the tangled history of Latin America. The book incorporates several theoretical approaches—historical, feminist, postcolonial; the first English translation of Fuentes's renowned, oft-cited, eight page meditation on the work; a general introduction; and a 1982 interview with García Márquez.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195144550
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Series: Casebooks in Criticism Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

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