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Week 3: Garcia Marquez and the Latin American Boom

Novel: One Hundred Years of Solitude

 

General Reading on García Márquez:

Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza (ed.), The Fragrance of Guava: Conversations with Gabriel García Márquez (London and Boston, 1983), esp. pp. 46-79.

Michael Bell, Gabriel García Márquez: Solitude and Solidarity (Basingstoke, 1993).

Gene Bell-Villada, ‘García Márquez and the Novel’ in George McMurray (ed.), Critical Essays on Gabriel García Márquez (Boston, 1987), pp. 209-18.

Gene Bell-Villada, García Márquez: The Man and his Work (Chapel Hill and London, 1990).

David Patrick Gallagher, Modern Latin American Literature (London, 1973). Chapter 10.

Gerald Martin, Gabriel García Márquez: A Life (London, 2008).

George McMurray, Gabriel García Márquez (New York, 1977).

George McMurray, Gabriel García Márquez: Life, Work and Criticism (Pamphlet: Fredericton, 1987).

Stephen Minta, Gabriel García Márquez: Writer of Colombia (London 1987). Chapter 2.

The Modern Word, ‘Gabriel García Márquez, Macondo’, The Modern Word, 2009. Accessible at http://www.themodernword.com/gabo/index.html [This is a very useful website with biography, interviews, critical essays, images etc]

Raymond Williams, Gabriel García Márquez (Boston, 1984).

 

Themes to be considered and further reading: The Boom, mid-20th century society in Latin America, literary styles and innovations, the New Novel

 

1. The Origins and Significance of the “Boom”

José Donoso, The Boom in Spanish American Literature: A Personal History (trans. by Gregory Kolovakos, New York, 1977).

Jean Franco, An Introduction to Spanish American Literature (3rd edn, Cambridge 1994). Chpt.11 ‘Modern Fiction’.

Roberto González Echevarría, Myth and Archive: A Theory of Latin American Narrative (Cambridge, 1990). Introduction.

Stephen Hart, A Companion to Spanish-American Literature (London, 1999). Chapter 6.

John King, ‘The Boom of the Latin American Novel in Efraín Kristal (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Latin American Novel (Cambridge, 2005), pp. 59-80.

Efraín Kristal, ‘Introduction’ in Efraín Kristal (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Latin American Novel (Cambridge, 2005), pp. 1-19.

Naomi Lindstrom, Twentieth Century Spanish American Fiction (Austin, 1994). Chapter 5.

Gerald Martin, Journeys Through the Labyrinth: Latin American Fiction in the Twentieth Century (London and New York, 1989). Chpts. 7, 10.

Gustavo Pellón, 'The Caribbean's Contribution to the Boom' in A. James Arnod (ed.), A History of Literature in the Caribbean. Vol. 1: Hispanic and Francophone Regions (3 vols, Amsterdam and Philadelphia, 1994), pp. 209-219.

Philip Swanson, ‘Introduction: Background to the Boom’ in Philip Swanson (ed.), Landmarks in Latin American Fiction (London and New York, 1990), pp. 1-26.

Philip Swanson, Latin American Literature: A Short Introduction (Malden, 2005).

José Vázquez Amaral, The Contemporary Latin American Narrative (New York, 1970). Chapter 3

Raymond Leslie Williams, The Twentieth Century Spanish American Novel (Austin, 2003). Parts 4-5.

 

2. Key features of One Hundred Years of Solitude as THE New Novel

 

Gene Bell-Villada, ‘Introduction’ in Gene Bell-Villada (ed.), Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Casebook (Oxford, 2002), pp. 3-24.

David Gallagher, ‘Gabriel García Márquez’ in George McMurray (ed.), Critical Essays on Gabriel García Márquez (Boston, 1987), pp. 113-28.

Roberto González Echevarría, Myth and Archive: A Theory of Latin American Narrative (Cambridge, 1990). Chapter 1.

Regina Janes, One Hundred Years of Solitude: Modes of Reading (Boston, 1991). Chapters 1-3.

Gerald Martin, Journeys Through the Labyrinth: Latin American Fiction in the Twentieth Century (London and New York, 1989). Chpts. 7, 10.

Kathleen McNerney, Understanding Gabriel García Márquez (Columbia, 1989). Chapter 1.

Carlos Rincón, ‘Streams Out of Control: The Latin American Plot’ in Gene Bell-Villada (ed.), Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Casebook (Oxford, 2002), pp. 153-71.

Kessel Schwartz, A New History of Spanish American Fiction (2 vols, Coral Gables, 1971). Vol. 2: chapter 3.

Raymond Leslie Williams, The Twentieth Century Spanish American Novel (Austin, 2003). Parts 4-5.

Michael Wood, Gabriel García Márquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude (Cambridge, 1990). Chapter 1.

 

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