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Borges: A Life

Collection:
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (GGM)
Contributor:
Edwin Williamson (main author)
Format:
Secondary source, About García Márquez: The Man, the Reporter, the Writer
Publication Date:
2004
Published:
New York, NY : Viking
Location:
Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
Williamson, Edwin
Notes:
"Younger writers, such as Gabriel García Márquez, Julio Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes, and Mario Vargas Llosa, the future stars of the so-called Latin American boom, admired Borges for his ironic, understated prose style, which was seen as quite revolutionary in Spanish at the time, as well as for his essays advocating the fabulous and fantastic in narrative fiction, which had prepared the theoretical ground since the early 1930s for the eventual emergence of "magical realism.""