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ERIC Number: EJ1127101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
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Political Ecology in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude"
ElSherief, Eman Mohammed
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v7 n2 p13-17 Apr 2016
The roots of ecology prolong profoundly within earlier phases of history, when the naturalistic fabric was first evinced. Bringing out his "On the Origin of Species" in 1859, Darwin not merely engendered a biological culmination but also heralded the revolutionary critical canon of naturalism that was virtually a stone thrown in the vast stagnant lake of traditional literature. Via the naturalistic lens, the whole bulk of man's behavioral attributes are being expounded in terms of milieu and heredity. The mid-1990s witnessed the publication of "The Environmental Imagination" by Lawrence Buell in 1995, and "The Ecocriticism Reader" edited by Cheryll Gloffelty and Harold Fromm in 1996, which palpably underpinned ecocriticism as revolving around the inextricable liaison between literature and the physical environment. The political ecology term was coined to further scrutinize relations among people that pertain to nature. The present paper is an endeavor to pursue the ecological tenor of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's landmark novel, "One Hundred Years of Solitude," and how it was admirably exploited to address precarious postcolonial issues.
Descriptors: Novels, Ecology, Physical Environment, Foreign Policy, History, Political Attitudes, Literary Criticism, Literary Genres
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