A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel García Márquez

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What does "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" say about the nature of transcendent or religious experience?

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This is a fascinating question to discuss in response to this story. The issue is that we and the villagers are never actually sure what the arrival of the angel signifies or means. Does it actually represent a transcendent or religious experience? The villagers offer up a whole flotilla of theories concerning the arrival of the angel, and the narrator tantalises us by never providing us with any concrete meaning or conclusions that...

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