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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 Readings

The Readings

(p.70) Five The Readings
García Márquez

Gene H. Bell-Villada

University of North Carolina Press

As a popular and revered author, García Márquez has been ironically silent in terms of literary criticism. This chapter traces his literary foundations and how he came upon enriching his literary education. It tells of García Márquez's ways and actions in establishing his literary repertory as a precursor to his writing of One Hundred Years of Solitude. Literary narratives that played key roles in the inspiration and vision of García Márquez in writing his novel are examined. These narratives are either works that interested him or spoke to his worldviews, thereby serving as his means to articulate his thoughts and vision. Being self-educated, all the works and narratives García Márquez read served as his “schools” and paved the way for his development as the writer he is most known as being.

Keywords:   literary criticism, literary foundations, narratives, worldviews, literary repertory, schools, literary education

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