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García MárquezThe Man and His Work$
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Gene H. Bell-Villada

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780807833513

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807895382_bell-villada

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The Journalist & Memoirist

The Journalist & Memoirist

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(p.267) Thirteen The Journalist & Memoirist
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García Márquez
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Gene H. Bell-Villada

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807895382_bell-villada.20

In this chapter, García Márquez's foray into investigative journalism through his writing of News of a Kidnapping is the main focus. News is considered to be the most “Colombian” of all of García Márquez's writing as it requires readers to be ultimately familiar with Colombia. A brief historical background is presented to establish context. News can be summarized simply as an account of the kidnapping of six men and four women of salaried thugs, their captivity, the government responses to the situation, the deaths of two female hostages, the anguish of the victims' kin, and finally the freeing of the remaining hostages. The narrative tells of different human interactions, mostly between guards and hostages.

Keywords:   Colombia, salaried thugs, captivity, hostages, human interactions

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