“Tragados por la Tierra”: Violence in García Márquez and Bolaño and The Lucky Ones

Pachico, Julianne (2017) “Tragados por la Tierra”: Violence in García Márquez and Bolaño and The Lucky Ones. Doctoral thesis, University of East Anglia.

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Abstract

This thesis consists of two related sections. Part One is an essay addressing the representation of fact-based violence in Chronicle of a death foretold by Gabriel García Márquez and 2666 by Roberto Bolaño. Part Two, the primary section, is the novel-instories The Lucky Ones. The overall goal of this thesis is to understand how violence can be portrayed through a literary approach.

In the essay, “Tragados por la Tierra: Violence in García Márquez and Bolaño,” I focus on how both authors write about fact-based violence: how their specific approach, craft, and tools, their style and language are used to depict violence through an interplay between visibility and ambiguity.

Set in Colombia between 1993 and 2013—the peak years of violence during the long Colombian conflict—The Lucky Ones centers on a group of wealthy girls, the daughters of expats and local elite, and the teachers, housekeepers, warlords, and guerrilla fighters who surround them. The Lucky Ones examines and enacts many of the themes discussed in Part One, by focusing on the paradoxical nature of violence that is consistently present yet rarely witnessed.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature and Creative Writing
Depositing User: Bruce Beckett
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2018 09:30
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2020 00:38
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/67825
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