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Death Constant Beyond Love
Transcript of Death Constant Beyond Love
About the Author
- Gabriel García Márquez
- Born on March 6, 1927 in Aracataca, Colombia
- Raised by his maternal grandparents
- First of 12 siblings
- In 1936, won scholarship to Colegio Nacional in Zipaquirá
- In 1946, receives his bachillerato (high school diploma) from the Colegio Nacional
- Publications: Gabriel Márquez was known for a number of his works
One Hundred Years of Solitude:
This book brought him fame, wealth, and glory
It is seen as the most important metaphor for Latin America's history and identity
The Autumn of the Patriarch:
Márquez considered it a self-portrait
It's themes centralized around solitude, power, and death
Many many short stories
His fiction reached its height in imaginative powers
- Dictatorship in Cuba
Good friends with Fidel Castro
Socialist- believed in equality
1960s 'Boom' novelists in Latin America which extended writing style all over most of the globe
Associated with both imperalism and the history of representation so that the genre becomes progressive
Deadpan description of uncanny, supernatural or magical events as if they were real
- Other publications
In recent years, Márquez has explored his own life in his work.
A personal memoir
Living to Tell the Tale
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
- Style of writing
Magical Realism is a literary genre that combines facts and fantasy
Satire is the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices
Symbolism and emotion
Throughout his career, García Márquez has won numerous awards and honors for his work
Nobel Peace Prize in Literature: 1982
-Recent death and legacy
Died April 17, 2014
Although Gabriel García Márquez died just three months ago from Pneumonia, his literature, voice, and amazing use of magical realism will live on through his works of art
- After abandoning law and pursuing journalism, he begins his literary career in 1955
- The same year he publishes his first novel,
- In 1956, he lives in Paris unemployed and continues to write literature
- His influences include William Faulkner, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemmingway, including Franz Kafka's
- His short story
Death Constant Beyond Love
is a reponse of sonnet
Love Constant Beyond Death
by Francisco de Quevedo
By Gabriel García Márquez
Nicolette Doyle and Jessica Stewart
17 July 2014
- Studied law at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá and published first short story in 1947
- After war erupts in Colombia in 1948, he moves to Cartagena and continues to study law
- In 1950, he quits law school and goes on to
pursue his journalism career
Fun Fact: Colombia covers 707,688 miles, larger than the size of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana combined!
- The capital, Bogotá, was founded in 1538
- 16th and 17th centuries ruled by Spaniards, led to destruction and division of Colombian society
- Declared independence from Spain on July 20th, 1810, followed by series of civil wars
- Today there is still a large gap between the rich and the poor, along with social injustice
History of Colombia
"My soul, whom a God made his prison of, my veins, which a liquid humor fed to fire...they will be ash but ash in feeling framed; they will be dust but will be dust in love."
Death and Legacy
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"Fidel Castro and Gabriel Garcia Marquez." Youtube, 8 June 2009. Web. 14 July 2014.
McNerney, Kathleen. Understanding Gabriel García Márquez. Columbia, SC: U of South Carolina, 1989. Print.
"Obituary: Gabriel Garcia Marquez - BBC News." Youtube, 17 April 2014. Web. 14 July 2014.
Puchner, Martin. "Death Constant Beyond Love." The Norton Anthology of World Literature. Vol. 2. New York: W.W. Norton, 2013. 1651-658. Print.
Quevedo, Francisco. "Love Constant Beyond Death." Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2002. Web. 14 July 2014.
Swanson, Philip. The Cambridge Companion to Gabriel Garciá Márquez. New York: Cambridge UP, 2010. Print.