Gabriel Garcia Marquez is considered one of the most significant authors in the Spanish language. Rising to prominence with One Hundred Years of Solitude, his fiction is widely read and studied throughout the world.
This invaluable Guide gives a wide-ranging but in-depth survey of the global debate over Garcia Marquez's fiction. It explores the major critical responses to his key works, devoting two whole chapters to One Hundred Years of Solitude. It also examines Garcia Marquez's lesser-known short fiction, his place in the Boom, magical realism and his influence on other writers. Jay Corwin discusses both European and US-centric interpretations, balancing these with indigenous and Hispanic contexts to give the reader an overarching understanding of the global reception of Garcia Marquez's work.
Jay Corwin is head of the Spanish programme at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He has written articles on Garcia Marquez and other Latin American writers for a variety of scholarly journals.
Introduction.- 1. Early Fiction and Short Fiction.- 2. One Hundred Years of Solitude I.- 3. One Hundred Years of Solitude II.- 4. Autumn of the Patriarch and The General in his Labyrinth.- 5. Chronicle of a Death Foretold.- 6. Love in the Time of Cholera and Of Love and Other Demons.- Conclusion.- Notes.- Bibliography.- Index.