Marquez’s lecture dissents arguments that the Latin American experience is that of community. In his lecture, Marquez argues that the life of a Latin American is that of solitude and magic realism. He also theorizes that the reason for Latin Americans not being misunderstood is, because their experience is unbelievable. He writes: “For our crucial problem has been a lack of co...
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Though I disagree with his political stance, I thoroughly enjoy the work of Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez. His short story “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” is one of my favorite cuentos. As aforementioned, Marquez’s work brought attention to a revolutionary, innovative literary genre that brought focus to a marginalized and ignored culture. Furthermore, his civic work as a journalist compliments his tactfulness in narration — connecting both Woolf’s interior monologue with Faulkner eccentric small-town locales. His lecture and his works not only bring about a voice to the voiceless of Latin America, but they also call to action support from the world.
Barco, Mandalit Del. "Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies." NPR. NPR, n.d. Web. 02 May 2014.
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