At a glance:
- Author: Gene H. Bell-Villada
- First Published: 1990
- Type of Work: Literary biography and criticism
- Time of Work: 1927-1988
- Setting: Primarily Colombia; also Europe, Mexico, and the United States
- Characters: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: Dictators, Culture, Language or languages, United States or Americans, Politics, Europe or Europeans, Literature, Religion, Violence, Legends, Jazz music, Mexico or Mexicans, South America or South Americans, Geography
- Locales: Europe, United States, Mexico, Colombia
Gene H. Bell-Villada’s 1981 study of Jorge Luis Borges, entitled Borges and His Fiction: A Guide to His Mind and Art, helped introduce and explain the Argentine master and his works to North American readers. Noted for its attention to detail, its cogent analysis of Borges’ works, and its high degree of readability, the book has become a classic within the context of criticism devoted to Borges in particular and to contemporary Latin American fiction in general. As good, excellent, in fact, as Bell-Villada’s study of Borges is, however, his study of Gabriel Garcia Marquez,...
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