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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.
Underwriter: Peter Gilbert Endowment Fund
Photo: Peter Jordan via Alamy Stock Photo
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