Garcia Marquez

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Influences Gabriel García Márquez, a Colombian-born writer of astonishing skill, is thought by many to be one of the world's greatest living authors and is responsible for awakening interest in Latin American literature with his style of writing. He is considered one of the pioneers of "Magical Realism," a style of writing that brings together realism and fantasy. Throughout Marquez’s he has had many influences that have helped …

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…out at sea in his publication Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor. ( ) During the same year, he also published his first fiction novel Leaf Storm. The plot of this story was derived from Sophpcles’ great works Antigone. From Sophocles, Marquez got his ideas of plots revolving around society and the abuse of power. These plots are evident in Garcia-Marquez’s novel, Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Another of Garcia-Marquez’s great literary influences was William Faulkner.