ENG140Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Leaf Storm, Magic Realism, Frankfurt School

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Set in fictional village macondo in caribbean, s. america. Not popular book, earned more in 5th book (more insider joke book) 1st novel neglected, like many of novels published yearly. 100 years of solitude - connected w/ readers more, had magical realism. Ex: marquez writing w/ a brick face. The ordinary becomes magical when looked at closely. Put magical realism on the map w/ 100 years of solitude. Latin america"s history is strange - must translate that to reality. Magic realism turned from style into genre - latin america 1900s due to 100 years of. Solitude: 120: the truth is i gained nothing saint after i"m dead . Believe the story you"re telling so that it becomes real to the reader. Reason controls us by reducing everything to manageable concepts: domination. Fear clouds reason (giving lightning a name) Disliked instrumental reason (silence) - makes thought lose its freeing capability.

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