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One Hundred Years of Solitude: The Bible of Latin America

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January 5, 2022: 7:00 pm

Note: due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this talk will only be offered online, via Zoom. Advance registration is required for this event.

Gabriel García Márquez established the aesthetics of Magical Realism through his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, which reintroduced Latin America to the rest of the world. Author Ilan Stavans, professor of Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College, describes how Márquez became a spokesperson for a continent besieged by inequality, corruption, and dictatorship.

About Ilan Stavans

Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His most recent books are How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish, Popol Vuh: A Retelling, and Jewish Literature: A Very Short Introduction.

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Underwriter: Peter Gilbert Endowment Fund

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January 5, 2022
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St Johnsbury, VT 05819 United States
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