What even is magic realism?

“Art finds her own perfection within, and not outside of herself.
She is not to be judged by any external standard of resemblance.” – Oscar Wilde…
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El café mágico del #FestivalGabo y sus efectos

El café era delicioso: humeante, oloroso y con una textura especial, de esas que acarician el paladar. Ese primer vaso que bebí en el puesto de la feria que estaba en el Jardín Botánico de Medellín como parte del Festival Gabriel García Márquez 2016, no se borra de mi mente. 2,995 more words

Literary Colonialism in US Spanish Departments

In 1952, Ralph Ellison published his first novel. Hailed as an immediate masterpiece, it won the 1953 National Book Award. The book was called Invisible Man… 538 more words


Visual Brainstorm

Thursday we were tasked with creating 5 images within a limited space of time. These images were to be driven by the story we’d each chosen for our first project of the new term, and either Person, Location or Object. 181 more words


One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez

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García Márquez, Gabriel. One Hundred Years of Solitude. London: Penguin Books, 1973.

1. The children would remember for the rest of their lives the august solemnity with which their father, devasted by his prolonged virgil and by the wrath of his imagination, revealed his discovery to them. 1,448 more words


Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez with Orange Spice Tea

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez is a moving tale about a lasting, possibly misguided, love. As one of the most complicated emotions or decisions, love is nearly impossible to truly grasp. 165 more words



The Stories of Eva Luna, Isabel Allende 

(trans. Margaret Sayers Peden)

South America is a continent of which I know woefully little. I’ve watched the odd documentary about Inca temples, but that’s about the extent of my knowledge. 722 more words

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