"One Hundred Years Of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Book Review by The Research Group

"One Hundred Years Of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
An analysis of the novel's use of magical realism and its depiction of the politics of memory, or how remembering and forgetting relate to political and economic power.
# 15151 | 1,800 words | 1 source | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 10, 2003 in Literature (Spanish)


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"This study will examine Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, focusing on the politics of memory, or how the novel relates the act of remembering or forgetting with political/economic power. The study will argue that the dynamics of power in politics and economics are deeply affected by remembering and forgetting. Invariably, those with power encourage those without power to forget the past, to forget even the future, in order to remain passive in their powerlessness and poverty. On the other hand, those without power are often willing or forced to forget, or, perhaps more often, willing or forced to create for themselves false or mythical memories which allow them to live without power. Overriding these considerations is the untrustworthiness of the world described by a magical realist such as Garcia Marquez. Magical realism creates a "reality" which..."

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