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Title:
Understanding Gabriel García Márquez
Author:
McNerney, Kathleen.
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Publication Information:
Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
xii, 180 pages ; 18 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780872495630

9780872495647
Format :
Book

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A guide to understanding the works of Marquez for students as well as initiated nonspecialists in literature. It will be especially useful for American readers since an effort has been made to acquaint them with the society out of which the writer comes and which he describes in his work. 5x7". Paper edition, $10.95 (unseen). Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


Summary

A guide to understanding the works of Marquez for students as well as initiated nonspecialists in literature. It will be especially useful for American readers since an effort has been made to acquaint them with the society out of which the writer comes and which he describes in his work. 5x7". Paper edition, $10.95 (unseen). Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Reviews 2

Choice Review

The relatively new series "Understanding Contemporary European and Latin American Literature" seeks to offer its readers a concise introduction to the life and principal works of major contemporary authors. McNerney's book is the first study in the series on a contemporary Spanish American author. Her approach to the writings of Colombia's Nobel laureate is sociohistorical in nature and underscores the close relationship between the content of Garcia Marquez's texts and the society in which they were written. This is a very useful book for the nonspecialist, for it provides a clear explication and overview not only of the writer's principal works of fiction but also of his journalistic essays. An excellent selected bibliography is also included. Appropriate for college, secondary school, and public libraries. J. J. Hassett Swarthmore College


Choice Review

The relatively new series "Understanding Contemporary European and Latin American Literature" seeks to offer its readers a concise introduction to the life and principal works of major contemporary authors. McNerney's book is the first study in the series on a contemporary Spanish American author. Her approach to the writings of Colombia's Nobel laureate is sociohistorical in nature and underscores the close relationship between the content of Garcia Marquez's texts and the society in which they were written. This is a very useful book for the nonspecialist, for it provides a clear explication and overview not only of the writer's principal works of fiction but also of his journalistic essays. An excellent selected bibliography is also included. Appropriate for college, secondary school, and public libraries. J. J. Hassett Swarthmore College