Historical Context

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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

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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, Barral Editores, 1971, p. 228.

Williams, Raymond L., ‘‘Gabriel García Márquez: Chapter 2: The Early Fiction,’’ in Twayne’s World Author Series Online, G. K. Hall, 1999; originally published as ‘‘Chapter 2: The Early Fiction,’’ in Gabriel García Márquez, Twayne’s World Author Series, No. 749, Twayne, 1984, p. 5.

Further Reading
García Márquez, Gabriel, Living to Tell the Tale, translated by Edith Grossman, Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. In this vivid memoir (volume 1 in a projected series of three), García Márquez deals with the time period spanning his birth through 1955.

McGuirk, Bernard, ‘‘Characterization in the Early Fiction of Gabriel García Márquez,’’ in Gabriel García Márquez: New Readings, edited by Bernard McGuirk and Richard Cardwell, Cambridge University Press, 1987, pp. 5–16. McGuirk’s book provides an interesting discussion of the characterization techniques in García Márquez’s early short stories, although it does not mention ‘‘Eyes of a Blue Dog’’ specifically.

Pelayo, Rubén, Gabriel García Márquez: A Critical Companion, Greenwood Press, 2001. This work offers a useful blend of contextual information and criticism on the author.

Penuel, Arnold M., Intertextuality in García Márquez, Spanish Literature Publications Company, 1994. Penuel’s text discusses the influence of postmodern theory on García Márquez’s works.

Compare and Contrast

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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

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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?

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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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