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ILAC Lecture Series: Álvaro Santana-Acuña, "One Hundred Years of Solitude: The Making of a Global Classic"

Thu May 18th 2023, 3:00 - 5:30pm
Event Sponsor
Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures
Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Building 260, Pigott Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 260, Stanford, CA 94305
German Library, Room 252

Join the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures for a lecture and Spring Gathering at 3:00pm - 4:30pm.

One Hundred Years of Solitude: The Making of a Global Classic

At age 38, Gabriel García Márquez was an unknown writer living in Mexico City, having struggled for fifteen years to write One Hundred Years of Solitude. His most famous novel seemed destined for oblivion when it was finally published in 1967. The publisher was small, the style of the novel was strange, and the story took place in a remote Caribbean village. These were not the usual ingredients for success in the literary market. Unexpectedly, One Hundred Years of Solitude was an instant and stunning success. This talk will reveal new details about how García Márquez wrote this novel and how it became one of the best-selling literature books of all time.

Álvaro A. Santana-Acuña is Associate Professor of Sociology at Whitman College. He is the author of Ascent to Glory and Vida, magia y obra de un escritor global.

The talk will be cognate to the ILAC Senior Seminar "One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Bilingual Reading" taught by Prof. Hoyos and Laura Menéndez.

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Contact lauramen [at] (lauramen[at]stanford[dot]edu) or dlclevents [at] (dlclevents[at]stanford[dot]edu) with questions.