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When History Feeds Fiction
The central core of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ novel, The General in his Labyrinth (1989, translated by Edith Grossman) focuses on Simon Bolivar’s last and final trip. Masterly weaving history and fiction, the author focuses his attention on the final months of life of a sick and defeated man, one who has been rejected by the nations he has liberated. Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s writing in this novel is inextricably tied to a geographic and historic reality. He not only describes the Colombian and Venezuelan battles for independence, he provides a prolific description of the navigation through the Rio Magdalena and the small fluvial towns where the General stops on his way. No class on October 16.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Literature, Poetry, and Drama
Date(s) : 09/25/2017 - 12/04/2017
Day of Week : Monday
Time : 3:15 - 5:00 pm
Location : Turner Senior Resource Center, Campbell Room
Address : 2401 Plymouth Rd, Suite C,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : Moya-Raggio Eliana
Fee : $40.00
Event Status : OPEN