The purpose of this study is to show Kafka's thematic and stylistic influence on the three recent novels by García Márquez, and to explore the metaphysical topics of human solitude, the meaning of life and death, the individual search for spirituality, modern man's alienation, and the continuous striving for personal feedom. Both writers are true representatives of the Twentieth Century and are strongly influenced by existential thought, based on the world view of Kierkegaard and Heidegger.
About the Author
The Author: Hannelore Hahn is an assistant professor of Spanish at Upsala College, East Orange. She was previously an Adjunct for German and Spanish at William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ and an Adjunct at Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ. She does technical and legal translations. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society, and Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges, 1975-76.