Gabriel García Márquez World Literature Analysis - Essay

Gabriel García Márquez World Literature Analysis

(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Latin American fiction flourished in the 1960’s and became appreciated as a powerful force in contemporary literature. Along with fellow Latin American authors Julio Cortázar, Ernesto Sabato, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Carlos Fuentes, García Márquez is one of the most significant literary influences in this period, known as the Latin American Boom. His fiction presents a reality quite unlike that in the novels of previous generations. Blending history, folktales, and imagination, García Márquez creates an expanded vision of life. Literary critics have coined a term for this bold interweaving of imagination and reality: Magical Realism.

The bulk of García Márquez’s fiction, which includes social and political...

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