Atisbando al Quijote americano: representación visual de Cien años de Soledad

Gardner, N. (2014) Atisbando al Quijote americano: representación visual de Cien años de Soledad. Cuadernos Americanos, 1(147), pp. 125-146.

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Abstract

Unlike the numerous visual representations that have been made of the masterful novel Don Quijote, few have been made of Cien años de soledad —the so-called American Quijote. In order to shed light on its photographic narrative and its relationship to the story, in this article the author studies the images of the German photographer Robert Gerstmann, taken from the book Colombia: 200 grabados en cobre to illustrate the edition by Cátedra of Gabriel García Márquez’s key novel. The themes identified indicate that the images not only push the observer to consider Macondo a real place, but also bring to light themes that recall early European views of the American continent. In an era of hyperrealism, this essay makes evident that Cien años de soledad is a quintessential work that resists visual representation

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gardner, Dr Nathanial
Authors: Gardner, N.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Journal Name:Cuadernos Americanos
Publisher:Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
ISSN:0011-2356
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