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ABC-CLIO Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 for his masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez had already earned tremendous respect and popularity in the years leading up to that honor, and remains, to date, an active and prolific writer. Readers are introduced to Garcia Marquez with a vivid account of his fascinating life; from his friendships with poets and presidents, to his distinguished career as a journalist, novelist, and chronicler of the quintessential Latin American experience. This companion also helps students situate Garcia Marquez within the canon of Western literature, exploring his contributions to the modern novel in general, and his forging of literary techniques, particularly magic realism, that have come to distinguish Latin American fiction.
Greenwood Pub Group Examines the literary accomplishments of Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, with full analysis of his major works, including One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Book News Pelayo (Spanish, Southern Connecticut State U.), working within the student-friendly format of this series (literary terms are defined within the body of the text, theoretical discussion is largely omitted), conveys the intensity and beauty of the works of this popular author. Five novels and the author's short stories are described, with sections on thematic issues, genre and narrative structure, character development, and the social and historical context. A short biography of Garcfa Mßrquez and the place of his work in the history of literature are given in the initial chapters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Baker & Taylor Examines the works of the Columbian author, describing his characters, narrative and strategies, plot development, literary devices, settings, and major themes.