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Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature

1993

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The Task Of The Historian In El General En Su Laberinto, Isabel Alvarez-Borland Sep 1993

The Task Of The Historian In El General En Su Laberinto, Isabel Alvarez-Borland

Spanish Department Faculty Scholarship

In El general en su laberinto, GarcĂ­a Marquez offers a critique of the historical process and examination of the methodology of history as a discipline in several interrelated dimensions. Central to a vision of the novel as "historiographic metafiction" are the author's disclosure of his own methodology in compiling the story of Bolivar an the relationship between oral versions and written documents within the fiction itself.