Garcia Marquez' Magical Realism as a Representation of Latin America's Socio-Political Reality: Developmental Simultaneity and Exceptionalism in Latin America as Expressed in Historiographic Metafiction

The Expression, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 1-6, 2009

7 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2010

Date Written: December 27, 2009

Abstract

Garcia Marquez is considered to be one of the most outstanding representatives of modern Latin American Literature. His works are the embodiment of what he and his generation perceive to be Latin America's Socio-Political Reality; a reality characterized by developmental simultaneity and an ingrained belief in the region's exceptionalism. This paper explores how Garcia Marquez' Magical Realism, which can be labeled as historiographic metaficition, effectively represents the socio-cultural peculiarities of the region from the point of view of the common people. Garcia Marquez' works give voice to the popular belief in Latin America, that the rest of the world does not understand the region. This leads to Marquez' conclusion that Latin America must carry the burden of its solitude.

Keywords: Garcia Marquez, Development, Exceptionalism, Latin America

Suggested Citation

von Feigenblatt, Otto Federico, Garcia Marquez' Magical Realism as a Representation of Latin America's Socio-Political Reality: Developmental Simultaneity and Exceptionalism in Latin America as Expressed in Historiographic Metafiction (December 27, 2009). The Expression, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 1-6, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1596690

Otto Federico Von Feigenblatt (Contact Author)

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