The Woman Who Came at Six O'Clock Essay

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Poquette has a bachelor's degree in English and specializes in writing about literature. In the following essay, Poquette compares García Márquez's story to Ernest Hemingway's "The Killers."

Gabriel García Márquez is considered one of the greatest living writers in the world. The majority of the positive praise for García Márquez comes from his first novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, considered his masterpiece, although his later works have been favorably reviewed as well. However, when it comes to his earliest short stories, the praise is not always good. With rare exception, critics find these stories "dreary in the extreme," as Joseph Epstein wrote, or "a disaster of Kafkaesqe experimentation," as Regina Janes noted.

García Márquez's early story, "The Woman Who Came at Six O'Clock," is sometimes exempted from this negative criticism...

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