All posts under Gabriel García Márquez

Poverty Tourism and Gabo in Yoknapatawpha

Recently, Jessica Carey-Webb wrote about “Favela Chic,” a Paris nightclub built on a favela theme which, as she puts it,  “exploits the colors, sounds and sites of Rio for the client who can spend a mere 9 euros on a caipirinha.” Jessica aptly diagnoses the problems that come from repackaging

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Gabo vs. A Lifetime of Absolute Normalcy

Remembering Gabriel García Márquez, Edwidge Danticat writes: I am often surprised when people talk about the total implausibility of the events in García Márquez’s fiction. Having been born and lived in a deeply spiritual and extraordinarily resourceful part of the Caribbean, a lot of what might seem magical to others

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Recalling Eréndira and Thinking of García Márquez

Many years ago when I changed my undergraduate major from art history to Spanish in order to be able to test out of several lower-division Spanish courses and use my art history major courses as electives, I had no idea the impact this decision would have on the rest of

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