Biography of Gabriel García Márquez & ‘Magical Realism’ and the ‘Boom’. By: Shanel Chisholm Madhavika Gopal Daniel Schwapp. Gabriel García Márquez.
1. Love in the Time of Cholera
2. Autumn of the Patriarch
3. One Hundred Years of Solitude
4. Chronicle of a Death Foretold etc,
Most of his novels are related to some aspect of Márquez’s life. Chronicle of a Death Foretold is base on a murder that took place in Sucre in 1951. Santigo’s character is based on one of Márquez’s childhood friends, Cayetano Gentile Chimento.
What is Magical Realism? journalist.
Why is Magical Realism used?
- Magical Realism rose in popularity during the time of the ‘boom’. This form of telling a story makes people want to read more. It brings about a connection between real life and fantasy. Also, it was used as an educational tool.
There are many example of Magical Realism in the novel.