Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

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Author: Santwana Haldar
Publisher: Prestige Books
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 162
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817851009X


Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Laureate, is perhaps the best-known Latin American novelist. His novel One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the most significant contemporary literary creations. The present volume, devoted to chronicle of a Death Foretold, discusses Marquez’s contribution to Latin American Literature and offers a detailed study of this unique novel, which skillfully fuses detective fiction with investigative journalism.

It reveals that Marquez’s skill lies in using the technique of journalism to penetrate beneath the surface reality. The novelist’s primary aim in this work, in fact, is to expose various social and political institutions as also to satirize the state of inertia in the contemporary Latin American society.

The present book offers an exhaustive critical commentary on chronicle of a Death Foretold, and evaluates the position of Garcia Marquez as a great contemporary novelist.