Title

Cien años de soledad: the Critique of Sophism and Pseudo-Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Publication Title

Theory in Action

ISSN

1937-0237

Abstract

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.

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