Tag Archives: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Caught in a Town’s Suffocating Embrace

A student experiencing difficulty leaving rural Maryland, where she grew up, found her dilemma captured in “100 Years of Solitude.”

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Food Is More Than Food for Esquivel

Esquivel captures the greater significance of food in “Like Water for Chocolate.” I also share a whiskey cake recipe and reflect on the magic in magical realism.

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Magical Realism’s Special Powers

Magical realism defined and its significance discussed.

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On the Carnivalesque in Magic Realism

Some argue that magical realism is inherently democratic and point to the carnival qualities of “100 Years of Solitude.” But carnival populism can push right as well as left.

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Marquez: How GOP Can Regain Its Soul

What has happened to the GOP is what happens to Col. Aureliano Buendia in “One Hundred Years of Solitude.” Fortunately, Garcia Marquez assures us there is a way back.

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Rand Paul’s Misadventures with Poetry

Senator Rand Paul’s often may misapply poetry, but the poems he chooses tell us a lot about Rand Paul.

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“100 Years of Solitude” vs. United Fruit

In a battle between Garcia Marquez’s “100 Years of Solitude” and the corporate behemoth United Fruit, the novel ultimately won.

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Dear Frustrated in Love: Read a Classic

Literature is better than any self help book for relationship guidance.

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The Favorite Books of American Presidents

I’ve had fun discussing the reading of Sonia Sotomayor and Clarence Thomas over the last couple of days, and while I’ve come up dry on further posts about the Supreme Court and literature, it has given me the idea of periodically dipping into reading stories of other political figures. I’ll start a list here, beginning […]

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