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Literary Criticism
This section collects and annotates the current crop of García Márquez criticism, with a focus on works available in English. It is broken down into three main sections: "General Criticism," which includes biographies and monographs about García Márquez and his work; "Specific Works," or books which focus on particular novels, primarily One Hundred Years of Solitude; and "Contextual Criticism," works which look at García Márquez in a broader range of authors and literary theory. Please note that that this page also contains a "Quick Reference Card" of all the titles listed in this section.
This is a fairly recent expansion here at Macondo, so many of these works -- especially the out of print books -- have yet to be reviewed. Macondo is hereby sending out a call for reviews! If you have read any of these works, or if you have used them, please consider sending me a review or some commentary.

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General Criticism -- Criticism, analysis, & biography about García Márquez and his work.

Specific Works -- Criticism and reading guides about particular novels.

Contextual Criticism -- Criticism that places García Márquez in a broader range of authors and theory.

Quick Reference Card

General Criticism
In Print
Bibliographic Guide to Gabriel García Márquez
Gabriel García Márquez (Twayne's World Authors, No. 749)
Modern Critical Views: Gabriel García Márquez (Modern Critical Views)
García Márquez: The Man and his Work
Gabriel García Márquez: Solitude & Solidarity
Hispanics of Achievement: Gabriel García Márquez
García Márquez for Beginners
Literary Masters: Gabriel García Márquez (Literary Masters Series, vol. 5)
García Márquez: A Critical Companion

Out of Print
Gabriel García Márquez
Gabriel García Márquez: Writer of Colombia
Gabriel García Márquez: Revolutions in Wonderland
Evolution of Myth in García Márquez from La Hojarasca to Cien Anos De Soledad
Gabriel García Márquez
Special Issue Gabriel García Márquez (Latin American Literary Review, Vol. 8, No. 25, January-June, 1985)
Critical Perspectives on Gabriel García Márquez
Gabriel García Márquez: Life, Work, and Criticism
Gabriel García Márquez: New Readings
Critical Essays on Gabriel García Márquez (Critical Essays on World Literature)
Gabriel García Márquez and the Invention of America
Gabriel García Márquez and Latin America
Gabriel García Márquez and the Powers of Fiction (Texas Pan American Series)
Defamiliarization in the Work of Gabriel García Márquez from 1947-1967 (Studies in Hispanic Literature, Vol 1)
Gabriel García Márquez: A Study of the Short Fiction (Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction Series, No 24)
Intertextuality in García Márquez
García Márquez (Modern Literatures in Perspective)

Specific Criticism
In Print
Approaches to Teaching García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude
: Modes of Reading (Twayne's Masterworks Studies, No. 70)
A Study Guide to Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude
Cliff Notes on García Márquez' 100 Years of Solitude
Modern Critical Interpretations: García Márquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude
: A Casebook

Out of Print
García Márquez: El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba (Critical Guides to Spanish Texts, 38)
Landmarks of World Literature: Gabriel García Márquez -- One Hundred Years of Solitude
The First García Márquez: A Study of His Journalistic Writing from 1948-1955

Contextual Criticism
Presence of Faulkner in the Writings of García Márquez (Texas Tech University Graduate Studies, No 22)
From Dante to Garcia Marquez: Studies in Romance Literatures and Linguistics
Myth and the Modern Novel: García Márquez, Mann, and Joyce (Harvard Dissertations in Comparative Literature)
Painting Literature: Dostoevsky, Kafka, Pirandello, and Garcia Marquez in Living Color.
Circularity and Visions of the New World in William Faulkner, Gabriel García Márquez, and Osman Lins
Home As Creation: The Influence of Early Childhood Experience in the Literary Creation of Gabriel García Márquez, Agustin Yañez and Juan Rolfo
The Influence of Franz Kafka on Three Novels by Gabriel García Márquez (Comparative Cultures and Literatures, Vol 4)
The Modern Epic: The World-System from Goethe to García Márquez
Shipwreck and Deliverance: Politics, Culture and Modernity in the Works of Octavio Paz, Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa

--Allen B. Ruch
25 January 2003

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