The purpose of this book is to present a comprehensive annotated bibliography of books, articles, and audio-visual materials on the career and works of Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, journalist, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
This bibliography follows the format
of its four predecessors: Gabriel García Márquez: An Annotated Bibliography 1947-1979, Bibliographic
Guide to Gabriel García Márquez
1979-1985, Bibliographic Guide to Gabriel García
Márquez 1986-1992, and Bibliographic Guide to
Gabriel García Márquez
1992-2002. This online bibliography
was created at the
Part One is comprised of primary sources which include his narrative works; non-fiction articles and books; audio-visual materials including videos, voice recordings, plays, and cartoons by and about García Márquez as well as articles and reviews about those works; numerous of his stories found in anthologies; and translations of his works into various languages. Citations published during the period 1947-2002, which were omitted in the four previous volumes are also included.
Part Two consists of bibliographies; books; thesis; (doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s) on García Márquez and his works; critical articles from scholarly journals and periodicals; interviews; biographical articles; and those which deal with García Márquez in his multifaceted activities; and a section referred t as miscellaneous, into which I have placed all the materials which do not fit into the categories listed above, but have been included because they briefly refer to García Márquez or his literary influence. The rationale was that these materials might be of some use to scholars and their research. The last two sections are comprised of reviews of the laureate’s works and stories, and a new feature begun on the 1986-1992 edition of this bibliography, which is a section of reviews of books about García Márquez.
In order that this online bibliography may be of greatest use to those for whom it is intended, I have made every effort to copy titles as accurately and completely as possible, and have provided place of publication, publisher, dates of publication, and pages of books, periodicals, and journals. A few citations have been included with date only because no pages were available. Thus, rather than omitting the citations, I preferred to include them in this bibliography. In addition, I have annotated each entry. Please bear in mind that these annotations are not meant to be literary criticism, criticisms of critics, or interpretations, but rather they are meant to be summarize the contents of each article, book, or review in order to enable the users to choose among the items listed according to their needs. When appropriate, annotations include statements by their own authors, which appear in quotes in the annotations. Compiling a bibliography is a challenge, it proves to be quite time consuming, and tends to lend itself to repetition, especially in the annotations of book reviews, but nevertheless, I know that annotations always help the user. The annotations are based on personal inspection of the works included in this bibliography.
Since a short biographical account of García Márquez is included in the first volume of this bibliography, I did not include a biography in this work. Besides excellent biographies written in English of Gabriel García Márquez are already available, such as those by Raymond L. Williams, George R. McMurray, Peter G. Earle, Gene Bell-Villada, and Martha Canfield among others. The biography by Dasso Saldívar, El viaje a la semilla, is the most comprehensive and exhaustive . (El viaje a la semilla: La biografía, Madrid: Alfaguara, 1997, 611 p.)
This work includes an index of titles, as does its predecessors. The first two bibliographies did not have such a feature. I believe that this index is necessary as an access point because some users remember only the title of the work, but no the author or the compiler. However, the index of titles does not represent the full title of a work, it merely serves as a guide to the entry of the work. The index of titles refers to the titles of book/article and doesn’t include all the titles that the book/article refer to in the annotation. The decision was done to save length. The initial article in the title is discounted and is transposed to the end of the title, preceded by a comma (El, La, Los, and The). Anthologies that include his short stories but have the title Cuentos are in the index only under this title.
Also, because Latin American
newspapers “play a much greater cultural role than in the
The section Miscellaneous is comprised of books, articles, and other publications that merely mention García Márquez in passing.
Please note that the citations, which are listed in databases like General Periodicals Index-A and Newsbank among others, do not always coincide with the title of the review. Since I have examined the review articles for annotations in this bibliography, the reviews are listed under author and title of the review. For example, a review of the novel Of Love and Other Demons is entered under the title of the review: “By Love Possessed.”
Author’s names are listed using the Library of Congress Name Authority File (e.g. David Michael Palencia-Roth appears in this bibliography as Michael Palencia-Roth). In some translations the translator’s name is not included because the piece itself does nto provide this information. For works with more than one editor, the index of names lists only the main editor. Finally, there are numerous websites listed in various publications, which were not included in this bibliography because many are temporary and addresses are unreliable.