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Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Retrospect : A Collection - Gene H. Bell-Villada

Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Retrospect

A Collection

By: Gene H. Bell-Villada (Editor)


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Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Retrospect gathers fifteen essays by noted scholars in the fields of Latin American literature, politics, and theater. The volume offers broad overviews of the Colombian author's total body of work, along with closer looks at some of his acknowledged masterpieces. The Nobel laureate's cultural contexts and influences, his variety of themes, and his formidable legacy (Hispanic, U.S., world-wide) all come up for consideration. New readings of One Hundred Years of Solitude are further complemented by fresh, stimulating, highly detailed examinations of his later novels (Chronicle of a Death Foretold, The General in His Labyrinth, Of Love and Other Demons) and stories (Strange Pilgrims). Further attention is focused on "Gabo's" labors as journalist and as memoirist (Living to Tell the Tale), and to his sometime relationships with the cinema and the stage. Reactions to his enormous stature on the part of younger writers, including recent signs of backlash, are also given thoughtful scrutiny. Feminist and ecocritical interpretations, plus lively discussions of Gabo's artful use of humor, character's names, and even cuisine, are to be found here as well. In the wake of Garcia Marquez's passing away in 2014, this collection of essays serves as a fitting tribute to one of the world's greatest literary figures of the twentieth century.

Gene Bell-Villada's new collection of essays provides much for general readers, students and specialists alike, who are offered an array of critical approaches with which to spar, ranging from the contextual, biographical, literary and literary-historical to the ecocritical, demythifying and on occasion densely theoretical. Particularly welcome is the volume's emphasis on Garcia Marquez's later writing. -- Clive Griffin, Emeritus Fellow, Trinity College, University of Oxford This exemplary collection of essays is illuminating, ample, accessible, and ultimately essential for understanding how Garcia Marquez is read today. -- Randolph D. Pope, University of Virginia

Introduction. Garcia Marquez: His Vast Range, His Varied Legacy Gene H. Bell-Villada Part One. Oeuvre, Backgrounds, Legacy 1. Garcia Marquez: Writer for the World Nicholas Birns and Juan De Castro 2. Politics and Death across the Life of Writing Regina Janes 3. Translation and Apprenticeship Edith Grossman 4. Garcia Marquez and mamagallismo: On Fatigued Roosters, Resistance, Sense of Humor, and the Colombian Personality Marcela Velasco Part Two. Re-reading the History of Macondo 5. Names and Narrative Pattern in One Hundred Years of Solitude Gene H. Bell-Villada 6. The Enlightened Blindness of Ursula Iguaran Maria del Mar Lopez-Cabrales 7. Satire, Ecocentrism, and Luddite Discourse in One Hundred Years of Solitude: Regional Approaches for a Global Environmental Crisis William Flores 8. Rediscovering Ice: Garcia Marquez, Aira, and Vallejo on Childhood Memories Hector HoyosPart Three. Later Works 9. After the End: Bolivar in the Labyrinth of History Michael Wood 10. The Magic of Love, the Horrors of Death, and Other Themes in the Short Stories of Garcia Marquez by Ruben Pelayo 11. Gastronomical Pilgrims Fernando Valerio-Holguin 12. Reading Illness in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Of Love and Other Demons Olivia Vazquez-Medina 13. Magical Realism as a Simple Tool to Elicit Humor in Of Love and Other Demons Ignacio Lopez-CalvoPart Four. Other Genres, Other Media 14. The Permutations of the Fictional, Non-Fictional, and Autobiographical 'I' in the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez Robert L. Sims 15. Doomed from the Start: Big-Screen Adaptations of Two Garcia Marquez Novels Rudyard Alcocer and Haley Osborn 16. Remembering Broadway's Chronicle of a Death Foretold Zhanna Gurvich

ISBN: 9781498533386
ISBN-10: 1498533388
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 18th November 2016
Publisher: Lexington Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 15.8  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.63