Historical Context

Hispanic Avant-garde
The years following World War II saw an exciting and remarkable output of literature by Hispanic writers,...

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Literary Style

Magic Realism
Magic realism is a technique associated with post–World War II Latin American fiction that blends elements of...

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Bibliography and Further Reading

Bell-Villada, Gene H., García Márquez: The Man and His Work, University of North Carolina Press, 1990, pp. 72, 137–38.

De Carvalho, Susan, ‘‘Origins of Social Pessimism in García Márquez: ‘The Night of the Curlews,’’’ in Studies in Short Fiction, Vol. 28, No. 3, Summer 1991, pp. 331–38.

Epstein, Joseph, ‘‘How Good is Gabriel García Márquez?’’ in Commentary, Vol. 75, No. 5, May 1983, pp. 59–65.

García Márquez, Gabriel, ‘‘Eyes of a Blue Dog,’’ translated by Gregory Rabassa, in Collected Stories, Harper & Row, 1984, pp. 47–54.

Vargas Llosa, Mario, García Márquez: Historia de un deicidio,...

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Compare and Contrast

1950: The Hispanic avant-garde movement, which will inspire Latin American writers for decades, is gathering momentum. Julio Cortázar...

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Topics for Further Study

García Márquez’s collection Eyes of a Blue Dog (1972), anthologized in Collected Stories (1984), contains eleven short...

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What Do I Read Next?

One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) is García Márquez’s masterpiece of magic realism. Tracing the history of a family in a small...

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