Gabriel García Márquez and the Powers of Fiction

Gabriel García Márquez and the Powers of Fiction

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Together with the late Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garc#65533;a M#65533;rquez, the 1982 Nobel laureate, stands at the pinnacle of Latin American literature. His work, in the words of Julio Ortega, "contains its own 'deconstructive' force--a literary power capable of reshaping natural order and rhetorical tradition in order to 'carnivalize' the Borges' library and allow us to hear the voices--and the laughter--of a culture, that of Latin America." This reshaping force invites us to read the works of Garc#65533;a M#65533;rquez in a new way, one that bypasses the traditional, inadequate approaches through Latin American politics, history, and "magical realism."

In Gabriel Garc#65533;a M#65533;rquez and the Powers of Fiction, noted scholars Julio Ortega, Ricardo Guti#65533;rrez Mouat, Michael Palencia-Roth, An#65533;bal Gonz#65533;lez, and Gonzalo D#65533;az-Migoyo offer English-speaking readers a new approach to Garc#65533;a M#65533;rquez's work. Their poststructuralist readings focus on the peculiar sign-system, formal configuration, intradiscursivity, and unfolding representation in the novelsOne Hundred Years of Solitude,No One Writes to the Colonel,In Evil Hour,The Autumn of the Patriarch, andChronicle of a Death Foretold and in several of the author's short stories. Also included as an appendix is a translation of Garc#65533;a M#65533;rquez's Nobel Prize acceptance speech, "The Solitude of Latin America."

Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, [2010], c1988.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780292723702
Branch Call Number: 863.64 Garci -G
Characteristics: 97 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Elliott, Claudia
Ortega, Julio


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