Cien años de soledad: the Critique of Sophism and Pseudo-Science
Theory in Action
In brief, this study explores the philosophical underpinnings of García Márquez’s 1967 novel and his ludic nature in dealing with critics who fail to perceive the comic nature of the novel. In addition, I explain the importance of toxic chemical and botanical substances used as curatives in the novel which critics have accepted at face value without considering that these remedies lead to sterility, birth defects, and death. The quest for knowledge within the novel parodies critical stances that unquestioningly accept what is read.
Deaver, William O..
"Cien años de soledad: the Critique of Sophism and Pseudo-Science."
Theory in Action, 6 (1): 8-28.