Clandestine in Chile

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781862071162

Category: Chile

Page: 105

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Set in Chile, this is the true story of Miguel Litten, a Chilean film director who returned to his native land with a false passport, false name, false past and false wife - as told in 18 hours of taped interviews to the author. What kind of man trades his own identity for an invented one?

Clandestine in Chile

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590173406

Category: History

Page: 160

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In 1973, the film director Miguel Littín fled Chile after a U.S.-supported military coup toppled the democratically elected socialist government of Salvador Allende. The new dictator, General Augusto Pinochet, instituted a reign of terror and turned Chile into a laboratory to test the poisonous prescriptions of the American economist Milton Friedman. In 1985, Littín returned to Chile disguised as a Uruguayan businessman. He was desperate to see the homeland he’d been exiled from for so many years; he also meant to pull off a very tricky stunt: with the help of three film crews from three different countries, each supposedly busy making a movie to promote tourism, he would secretly put together a film that would tell the truth about Pinochet’s benighted Chile—a film that would capture the world’s attention while landing the general and his secret police with a very visible black eye. Afterwards, the great novelist Gabriel García Márquez sat down with Littín to hear the story of his escapade, with all its scary, comic, and not-a-little surreal ups and downs. Then, applying the same unequaled gifts that had already gained him a Nobel Prize, García Márquez wrote it down. Clandestine in Chile is a true-life adventure story and a classic of modern reportage.

Bibliographic Guide to Gabriel García Márquez, 1986-1992

Author: Nelly S. Gonzalez

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313288326

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 430

View: 8657


Annotated bibliography of books, articles, audio-visual materials on the career and works of the Nobel Prize winning Colombian novelist and journalist.

A Companion to African Literatures

Author: Olakunle George

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119058171

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

View: 1466


How have African literatures unfolded in their rich diversity in our modern era of decolonization, nationalisms, and extensive transnational movement of peoples? How have African writers engaged urgent questions regarding race, nation, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality? And how do African literary genres interrelate with traditional oral forms or audio-visual and digital media? A Companion to African Literatures addresses these issues and many more. Consisting of essays by distinguished scholars and emerging leaders in the field, this book offers rigorous, deeply engaging discussions of African literatures on the continent and in diaspora. It covers the four main geographical regions (East and Central Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa), presenting ample material to learn from and think with. Chapters focus on literatures in European languages officially used in Africa --English, French, and Portuguese-- as well as homegrown African languages: Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Swahili, and Yoruba. With its lineup of lucid and authoritative analyses, readers will find in A Companion to African Literatures a distinctive, rewarding academic resource.

The Cambridge Companion to Gabriel García Márquez

Author: Philip Swanson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139828010

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 903


Gabriel García Márquez is Latin America's most internationally famous and successful author, and a winner of the Nobel Prize. His oeuvre of great modern novels includes One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. His name has become closely associated with Magical Realism, a phenomenon that has been immensely influential in world literature. This Companion, first published in 2010, includes new and probing readings of all of García Márquez's works, by leading international specialists. His life in Colombia, the context of Latin American history and culture, key themes in his works and their critical reception are explored in detail. Written for students and readers of García Márquez, the Companion is accessible for non-Spanish speakers and features a chronology and a guide to further reading. This insightful and lively book will provide an invaluable framework for the further study and enjoyment of this major figure in world literature.

Historical Dictionary of Chile

Author: Salvatore Bizzarro

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442276355

Category: History

Page: 1134

View: 9632


This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Chili contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Chili.

Constructing Identities

Author: Antonio Medina-Rivera,Lee Wilberschied

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443850926

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 8137


The basic concern of border studies is to examine and analyze interactions that occur when two groups come into contact with one another. Acculturation and globalization are at the heart of border studies, and cultural studies scholars try to describe the possible interactions in terms of conflicts and resolutions that become the result of those possible encounters. The present book is a peer-reviewed selection of papers presented during the IV Crossing Over Symposium at Cleveland State University held in October, 2011, and it is a follow-up to our discussion on border studies. The main focus of this volume is historical, [inter]national, gender and racial borders, and the implications that all of them have in the construction of an identity.

The Oxford Handbook of Gabriel García Márquez

Author: Gene H. Bell-Villada,Ignacio López-Calvo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190067160

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 632

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This Handbook offers a comprehensive examination of Gabriel García Márquez's life, oeuvre, and legacy, the first such work since his death in 2014. It incorporates ongoing critical approaches such as feminism, ecocriticism, Marxism, and ethnic studies, while elucidating key aspects of his work, such as his Caribbean-Colombian background; his use of magical realism, myth, and folklore; and his left-wing political views. Thirty-two wide-ranging chapters coverthe bulk of the author's writings, giving special attention to the global influence of García Márquez.