Gabriel García Márquez Long Fiction Analysis - Essay

Gabriel García Márquez Long Fiction Analysis

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

Gabriel García Márquez denies that the fictional world he describes in his novels is a world of fantasy. In an article about fantasy and artistic creation in Latin America, he concludes: “Reality is a better writer than we are. Our destiny, and perhaps our glory, is to try to imitate it with humility, and the best that is possible for us.” Perhaps because García Márquez began writing as a journalist, this attitude permeates much of his writing, and this version of reality is reflected in his fiction. A deep-seated strain of antirationality underlies all of his fiction, which deals with Latin American “reality” in broad terms, rejecting the narrow regionalism of his literary fathers. The result is a type of fiction that...

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