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Approaches to Teaching García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude

Editor(s): María Elena de Valdés, Mario J. Valdés

Pages: x & 156 pp.
Published: 1990
ISBN: 9780873525367

"The essays of this volume are all of high quality and should serve as a valuable aid to professors teaching Cien
años de soledad
and to students seeking a better understanding of its content."

Hispania


The casebound edition of this title is out of print.

Critics have read One Hundred Years of Solitude as a cultural document, as a revolutionary narrative, and as a high point of early postmodernism. The novel is taught widely and in a variety of curricular contexts, from courses on civilization and Latin American literature to seminars on comparative literature and women's studies. When treating the novel in North American classrooms, however, nearly all teachers must address similar issues--for example, Latin American history and magic realism. This volume in the Approaches to Teaching World Literature series suggests different methods for presenting these issues to undergraduates.

The volume is divided into two parts. The first part, "Materials," discusses works about the novel and its author, the historical background, ideological contexts, and literary interpretations. The second part, "Approaches," contains twelve essays on teaching One Hundred Years of Solitude. One group of essays shows how the novel is presented in various courses, such as humanities or politics. A second group of essays features approaches using history, ideology, myth, Jungian psychology, analytic psychology, hermeneutics, narratology, and other perspectives. The novel readily supports this range of interpretations because it is, as the editors say, "above all, a magnificent story that holds readers spellbound."

Table of Contents

Approaches to Teaching García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude

PART 1: MATERIALS
María Elena de Valdés

Editions and Translations

The Novel and Its Author

Historical Background

Ideological Contexts

Critical Studies
Literary Contexts
Mythic Contexts
Interpretation and Analysis
Women and the Novel

Pedagogical Studies

Audiovisual Materials and Related Criticism

Bibliographies

PART 2: APPROACHES

Introduction
Mario J. Valdés

Course Contexts

One Hundred Years of Solitude in Humanities Courses
Hanna Geldrich-Leffman

One Hundred Years of Solitude in Comparative Literature Courses
Lois Parkinson Zamora

One Hundred Years of Solitude in History, Politics, and Civilization Courses
Chester S. Halka

One Hundred Years of Solitude in Women's Studies Courses
María Elena de Valdés

One Hundred Years of Solitude in Interdisciplinary Courses
Sandra M. Boschetto

One Hundred Years of Solitude in Latin American Literature Courses
Walter D. Mignolo

Interpretive Approaches for the Classroom

An Approach Using Ideology and History
Gabriela Mora

An Approach Using History, Myth, and Metafiction
Isabel Alvarez Borland

Archetypal Approaches
Robert L. Sims

An Approach from Analytical Psychology
Gary Eddy

Hermeneutics: A Phenomenological Approach
Mario J. Valdés

A Narratological Approach
Amaryll Chanady

Works Cited

Index




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