Biography of Gabriel García Márquez & ‘Magical Realism’ and the ‘Boom’. By: Shanel Chisholm Madhavika Gopal Daniel Schwapp. Gabriel García Márquez.
Biography of Gabriel GarcíaMárquez & ‘Magical Realism’ and the ‘Boom’
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?
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.