SPAN 079. García Márquez y su huella
This course examines the work of Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014), and his literary influence on a younger generation of Colombian writers.
García Márquez has been involved in many of the crucial literary, political and cultural issues of this era, in Colombia, Latin America and globally. His work exemplifies these conflicts and ranges from so-called realismo mágico (Cien años de soledad) to historical fiction (El general en su laberinto) and documentary writing (Relato de un náufrago).
We will read his major novels, and works by Laura Restrepo, William Ospina, Fernando Vallejo and Juan Gabriel Vázquez. The goal is not to trace the inheritance of the Macondian imaginary world, but rather to reflect on a particular understanding of literary genres, and the power of fiction to represent social, economic and political challenges.
Prerequisite: SPAN 022 , SPAN 023 , the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
Eligible for LALS
Fall 2018. Martínez.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Spanish
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/spanish