One Hundred Years of Solitude | Literature Criticism Brian Conniff

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of One Hundred Years of Solitude.
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Brian Conniff

SOURCE: "The Dark Side of Magical Realism: Science, Oppression, and Apocalypse in 'One Hundred Years of Solitude'," in Modern Fiction Studies, Vol. 36, No. 2, Summer, 1990, pp. 167-79.

In the following essay, Conniff views Gabriel García Marquez s One Hundred Years of Solitude as a critique of scientific progress.

In criticism of the Latin American novel, "magical realism" has typically been described as an impulse to create a fictive world that can somehow compete with the "insatiable fount of creation" that is Latin America's actual history.1 This concept of magical realism received perhaps its most influential endorsement in the Nobel Prize acceptance speech of Gabriel García Márquez. The famous Colombian novelist began this speech, suggestively enough, with an account of the "meticulous log" kept by Magellan's...

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