Gabriel García Márquez | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 39 pages of analysis & critique of Gabriel García Márquez.
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SOURCE: Cohn, Deborah. “‘The Paralysis of the Instant’: The Stagnation of History and the Stylistic Suspension of Time in Gabriel García Márquez's La hojarasca.College Literature 26, no. 2 (spring 1999): 59-78.

In the following essay, Cohn explores García Márquez's treatment of linear time in Leaf Storm and notes the influence of William Faulkner, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf on the novel.

Gabriel García Márquez's first novel, La hojarasca (1955), has often been deemed “too Faulknerian,” and García Márquez himself criticized for not yet having developed a voice of his own, differentiated from that of the southerner.1 To be sure, García Márquez's early journalistic writings clearly reflect his fascination with Faulkner: in April of 1950, he called the southerner “lo más extraordinario que tiene la novela del mundo moderno” [the most extraordinary thing that the novel of the modern world offers],2 and...

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