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BETWEEN COMPSONS AND BUENDÍAS: MODERNIST FORM AND magical realism in the WORKS OF WILLIAM FAULKNER AND GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ

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KeywordsTriple Keywords
Comparative literature--History and criticism
Comparative literature
Literature, Comparative
Novellas (Short novels)
Stories
Metafiction
Fiction
Novels
Fiction--Philosophy
Drama--Plot
Scenarios
Dramatic plots
Plots (Drama, novel, etc.)
Fiction--Plots
Subject (Philosophy)
Context (Linguistics)
Grammar, Comparative and general--Context
Situation (Linguistics)
Volition
Conation
Will
Experience
Folk-lore
Folk beliefs
Traditions
Folklore
Manners and customs
Usages
Folkways
Social life and customs
Customs, Social
Ceremonies
Social customs
Superstition
Urban legends
Legends
Folk tales
Realism

Abstract

Although much mentioned by comparative literature studies, the relationship between William Faulkner's work and Gabriel García Márquez's novels is still a subject that raises questions: how does the Colombian writer shape the Faulknerian form to his own sociocultural demands? How is imported narrative transformed due to new uses in a different historical-artistic context? The current article will try to answer these questions taking as starting point a common aspect to the production of the writers; namely: the literary project of seizing the historical experience of its regions of origin (Mississippi and Caribbean) by constructing fictional worlds through narratives that tell stories of families. Thus, comparing fundamental novels in this field - such as The Sound and the Fury (1929) and Cien Años de Soledad (1967) – the paper intends to offer current reading keys to the critical problems raised, deepening the theoretical hypothesis that each narrative responds, with its own resources, to very specific literary issues. In this sense, we will try to clarify the difference between Faulkner's dialogue with the high modernism since a Southern American of the early twentieth century’s perspective and Márquez's interlocution with the traditions that permeated the peripheral cultural environment of his time.

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