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Chronicle of a Death Foretold Essay & Criticism

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Critical Overview

Critics credit Garcia Marquez with bringing attention to Latin American literature. When Garcia Marquez first appeared on the literary scene with his popular One Hundred Years of Solitude, reviewers praised not only his style but also his ability to tell a story to which everyone can relate. According to John Sturrock in the New York Times Book Review, Garcia Marquez is "one of the small number of contemporary writers from Latin America who have given to its literature a maturity and dignity it never had before." David Streitfeld adds this sentiment in the Washington Post, "More than any other writer in the world, Gabriel Garcia Marquez combines both respect (bordering on adulation) and mass popularity (also bordering on adulation)." Following on the success of this first novel, Garcia Marquez has continued to build his reputation as a writer and storyteller.

By the time Jonathan Cape Limited of London...

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