Classes & Workshops

Magic Realism & One Hundred Years of Solitude

Instructor(s): Mark Block
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.

In the 1970s and 1980s, the work of Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez was representative of a new genre of speculative fiction known as Realismo Mágico (Magic Realism). Master of the short story as well as the novel, Márquez, along with his Latin American contemporaries Jorge Luís Borges and Julio Cortázar, created literary worlds where the lines between reality and imagination crossed in most unusual fashion.  This six-week course will begin by exploring the development of Magic Realism in Latin America with selected readings and discussion. The class will also read and explore the Márquez masterwork One Hundred Years of Solitude.  Purchase of the novel will be required.