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The Oxford Handbook of Gabriel Garcia Marquez Summary

The Oxford Handbook of Gabriel Garcia Marquez by Gene H. Bell-Villada (Harry C. Payne Professor of Romance Languages, Harry C. Payne Professor of Romance Languages, Williams College)

From the epic saga of the Buendia family in One Hundred Years of Solitude to the enduring passion of Love in the Time of Cholera to the exploration of tyranny in The Autumn of the Patriarch, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has built a literary world that continues to captivate millions of readers across the world. His writings entrance modern audiences with their dreamlike yet trenchant insights into universal issues of the human condition such as love, revenge, old age, death, fate, power, and justice. A Nobel Laureate in 1982, he contributed to the global popularity of the Latin American Boom during the second half of the 20th century and had a profound impact on writers worldwide, including Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, and Haruki Murakami. The Oxford Handbook of Gabriel Garcia Marquez brings together world experts on the Colombian writer to present a comprehensive English-language examination of his life, oeuvre, and legacy-the first such work since his death in 2014. Edited by Latin American literature authorities Gene H. Bell-Villada and Ignacio Lopez-Calvo, the volume paints a rich and nuanced portrait of Gabo. It incorporates ongoing critical approaches such as feminism, ecocriticism, Marxism, and ethnic studies, while elucidating key aspects of his work, such as his Caribbean-Colombian background; his use of magical realism, myth, and folklore; and his left-wing political views. Thirty-two wide-ranging chapters cover the bulk of the author's writings-both major and minor, early and late, long and short-as well as his involvement with film. They also discuss his unique prose style, highlighting how music shaped his literary art. The Handbook gives unprecedented attention to the global influence of Garcia Marquez-on established canons, on the Global South, on imaginative writing in South Asia, China, Japan, and throughout Africa and the Arab world. This is the first book that places the Colombian writer within that wider context, celebrating his importance both as a Latin American author and as a global phenomenon.

The Oxford Handbook of Gabriel Garcia Marquez Reviews

Those interested in Garcia Marquez's work and Latin American literature in general will welcome this book, with its excellent, up-to-date research. * J. S. Bottaro, Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York, CHOICE *

About Gene H. Bell-Villada (Harry C. Payne Professor of Romance Languages, Harry C. Payne Professor of Romance Languages, Williams College)

Gene H. Bell-Villada is the Harry C. Payne Professor of Romance Languages at Williams College. He is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on Latin American and comparative literature, including Borges and His Fiction: A Guide to His Mind and Art (1981), Garcia Marquez: The Man and His Work (1990; winner of the New England Council of Latin American Studies Best Book Prize, 1991), Art For Art's Sake and Literary Life (1996), and three edited collections on Garcia Marquez. He has also published a memoir, Overseas American: Growing up Gringo in the Tropics (2005), and two volumes of fiction, as well as articles and reviews in popular venues, such as The Nation, Boston Review, and The New York Times Book Review,. Ignacio Lopez-Calvo is Presidential Endowed Chair in the Humanities and Professor of Latin American literature at the University of California, Merced. He is the author of more than ninety articles and book chapters, as well as eight books on Latin American and US Latino literature and culture, including Saudades of Japan and Brazil: Contested Modernities in Lusophone Nikkei Cultural Production (2019); Dragons in the Land of the Condor: Tusan Literature and Knowledge in Peru (2014); and Written in Exile. Chilean Fiction from 1973-Present (2001). He has also edited and coedited seventeen other books. He is the co-founder and co-executive director of the journal Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World and the co-executive director of the book series Historical and Cultural Interconnections between Latin America and Asia and Anthem Studies in Latin American Literature and Culture Series.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments About the Editors About the Contributors Introduction to Gabriel Garcia Marquez Gene H. Bell-Villada and Ignacio Lopez-Calvo PART I. SOCIOHISTORICAL AND LITERARY BACKGROUNDS 1. Scripting Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Life Stephen M. Hart 2. Garcia Marquez and Magical Realism Wendy B. Faris 3. Garcia Marquez and the Global South Magali Armillas-Tiseyras 4. Cultural Modernization in Garcia Marquez's Caribbean Marcela Velasco 5. Garcia Marquez and the Remaking of the Global Canon Juan E. De Castro 6. Garcia Marquez and His Precursors Lois Parkinson Zamora 7. Fictions of Difficult Love Anibal Gonzalez-Perez PART II. RACE, ETHNICITY, AND GENDER 8. Imagining the Caribbean in Garcia Marquez's Fiction Adelaida Lopez-Mejia 9. Amerindian Wayuu Legacy and Garciamarquezian Literary Fable Juan Moreno Blanco 10. The Power of Women in Garcia Marquez's World Nadia Celis PART III. WORLDWIDE INFLUENCES AND LEGACY 11. Garcia Marquez in Africa Regina Janes 12. The Arabs and Gabriel Garcia Marquez Heba El Attar 13. Garcia Marquez in China Teng Wei 14. One Hundred Years of Solitude and Its Influence in Japan Gonzalo Robledo 15. South Asian Readings of Gabriel Garcia Marquez Sonya Surabhi Gupta and Shad Naved 16. Spain in the Making and Reception of Garcia Marquez's Works Alvaro Santana-Acuna PART IV. KEY THEMES AND LEITMOTIFS 17. Myth and Poetry in Macondo Mercedes Lopez-Baralt 18. Style and Surprise in Garcia Marquez Michael Wood 19. Garcia Marquez's Global Travel Writing beyond the Iron Curtain, 1955-1959 Mariano Siskind 20. Dark Ecology in One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera William Flores 21. Repetition and Alchemy in One Hundred Years of Solitude Rene Prieto 22. Music as a Formal and Structuring Feature in Garcia Marquez's Mature Fiction Gene H. Bell-Villada and Marco Katz Montiel 23. Garcia Marquez's Anti-Eurocentric, Non-Magical Latin America in His Public Speeches Ignacio Lopez-Calvo PART V. KEY WORKS 24. Writing and Politics in Garcia Marquez's Early Works Maria Helena Rueda 25. Monstrous Innocence and Its Expression in Garcia Marquez's Tales Mary Lusky Friedman 26. The Protean Viewpoint in One Hundred Years of Solitude Erik Camayd-Freixas 27. Fate and Free Will in Chronicle of a Death Foretold Philip Swanson 28. Pathology, Power, and Patriarchy in The Autumn of the Patriarch and The General in His Labyrinth Helene C. Weldt-Basson 29. Modernity and Its Ruins in Of Love and Other Demons Nereida Segura-Rico 30. The Later Work of Garcia Marquez Nicholas Birns 31. The Threefold Selves in Garcia Marquez's Writing Robert Sims 32. The Filmic-Literary Works of Garcia Marquez Alessandro Rocco

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