Contextual Criticism

Presence of Faulkner in the Writings of García Márquez
(Texas Tech University Graduate Studies, No 22)

By Harley D Obehelman.
Texas Tech University Press, 1980, ISBN 0896720802; Paperback $7.00. [
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From Dante to Garcia Marquez: Studies in Romance Literatures and Linguistics

Edited by Gene H. Bell-Villada, Antonio Gimenez, & George Pistorius.
Williams College, 1987, ISBN 0915081024; Hardcover $44.00. [

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Myth and the Modern Novel: García Márquez, Mann, and Joyce
(Harvard Dissertations in Comparative Literature)

By Michael Palencia-Roth.
Garland Publications, 1987, ISBN 0824084322. [
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Painting Literature: Dostoevsky, Kafka, Pirandello, and Garcia Marquez in Living Color

By Constance A. Pedoto .
University Press of America, 1993, ISBN 1-7910-1243-3; Hardcover $38.50. [

Comments or reviews are welcome. Here's the blurb from the publisher:

This book aims at extending artistic methods and terminology to the realm of literature. Pedoto primarily explores four important painting techniques: chiaroscuro, sfumato, incollato, and impasto. She demonstrates how they are used to paint selected literary masterpieces and illustrates the process of creation and the continual challenge to the reader's sense of "actuality". Contents: Introduction; Fyodor Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" and "Notes from Underground" through Chiaroscuro and High Renaissance/Baroque Period; Franz Kafka's "The Castle" and "The Metamorphosis" through Sfumato and Leonardo da Vinci; Luigi Pirandello's "Six Characters in Search of an Author" and "Liola" through Incollato and Picasso's Cubism; Gabriel García Márquez's "The Autumn of the Patriarch" and "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World" through Impasto and French Impressionism; Conclusion.

Circularity and Visions of the New World in William Faulkner, Gabriel García Márquez, and Osman Lins

By Rosa Simas.
Edwin Mellen Press, 1993, ISBN 0773492496; Hardcover $89.95. [

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Home As Creation: The Influence of Early Childhood Experience in the Literary Creation of Gabriel García Márquez, Agustin Yañez and Juan Rolfo

By Wilma Else Detjens.
Peter Lang Publishing, 1994, ISBN 0-82042-055-7; Hardcover $36.95. [

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The Influence of Franz Kafka on Three Novels by Gabriel García Márquez
(Comparative Cultures and Literatures, Vol 4)

By Hannalore Hahn.
Peter Lang Publishing, 1994, ISBN 0-82042-270-3; Hardcover $35.95. [

This book analyzes the influence of Franz Kafka in Gabo's fiction. Here is the publisher's note:

The purpose of this study is to show Kafka's thematic and stylistic influence on the three recent novels by García Márquez, and to explore the metaphysical topics of human solitude, the meaning of life and death, the individual search for spirituality, modern man's alienation, and the continuous striving for personal freedom. Both writers are true representatives of the Twentieth Century and are strongly influenced by existential thought, based on the world view of Kierkegaard and Heidegger.

The Modern Epic: The World-System from Goethe to García Márquez

By Franco Moretti. Translated by Quintin Hoare.

1. Verso Books, 1996, ISBN 1-85984-934-2; Hardcover $65.00. [Browse/Purchase]

2. Verso Books, 1996, ISBN 1-85984-069-8; Paperback $20.00. [Browse/Purchase]

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Shipwreck and Deliverance: Politics, Culture and Modernity in the Works of Octavio Paz, Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa

By Tod Oakley Lutes.
University Press of America, 2003, ISBN 0761824790; Hardcover. [
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