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Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Cronica de Una Muerle Anunciada)

Chronicle of a Death Foretold, a novel written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, was published in 1982. The novel concerns the events preceding and following the murder of a Colombian named Santiago Nasar by the Vicario brothers. The Vicario brothers believe that Nasar has damaged their sister’s honor.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PQ8180.17 .A73 C6813

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.). Gabriel García Márquez. 1999. Call Number: PQ8180.17 .A73 Z6734 1999
  • McMurray, George R. (comp.). Critical essays on Gabriel García Márquez. 1987.  Call Number: PQ8180.17 .A73 Z653 1987
  • McNerny, Kathleen. Understanding Gabriel Marquez. 1989.  Call Number: PQ8180.17 .A73 Z724 1989
  • Ortega, Julio (ed.). García Márquez, the Man and His Work. 1988.  Call Number: PQ8180.17 .A73 Z6736 1988

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
  • Garcia Marquez, Gabriel – Criticism and interpretation

Reference Materials

  • Novels for Students – Call Number: REF PN44 .N937

                  o   Vol. 10, pg. 96-126

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism – Call Number: REF PN771 .C59

                  o   Vol. 27, pg. 148-53, 156-58

                  o   Vol. 47, pg. 146-48, 151, 153-54

                  o   Vol. 55, pg. 134

                  o   Vol. 68, pg. 158, 161

                  o   Vol. 170, pg. 135, 144, 169-73, 194, 196, 206, 213, 219

  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction – Call Number: REF PN3321 .C75 2000

                  o   Vol. 3, pg. 1209

  • Latin American Writers – Call Number: REF PQ7081 .A1 1989

                  o   Vol. 3, pg. 1331, 1340-41

Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale

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