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Author Santana Acuña, Álvaro, author.

Title Ascent to glory how One hundred years of solitude was written and became a global classic / Álvaro Santana-Acuña
Published New York Columbia University Press 2020
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Contents Imagining a work of art -- The publishing industry modernizes -- A novel in search of an author -- Networked creativity and the making of a work of art -- Becoming a global classic -- Controversy, conflict, collapse -- A novel without borders -- Indexing a classic -- Ascent to glory for few, descent to oblivion for most -- Conclusion
Summary "Gabriel García Márquez's novel One Hundred Years of Solitude seemed destined for obscurity upon its publication in 1967. The little-known author, small publisher, magical style, and setting in a remote Caribbean village were hardly the usual ingredients for success in the literary marketplace. Yet today it ranks among the best-selling books of all time. Translated into dozens of languages, it continues to enter the lives of new readers around the world. How did One Hundred Years of Solitude achieve this unlikely success? And what does its trajectory tell us about how a work of art becomes a classic? Ascent to Glory is a groundbreaking study of One Hundred Years of Solitude, from the moment García Márquez first had the idea for the novel to its global consecration. Using new documents from the author's archives, Álvaro Santana-Acuña shows how García Márquez wrote the novel, going beyond the many myths that surround it. He unveils the literary ideas and networks that made possible the book's creation and initial success. Santana-Acuña then follows this novel's path in more than seventy countries on five continents and explains how thousands of people and organizations have helped it to become a global classic. Shedding new light on the novel's imagination, production, and reception, Ascent to Glory is an eye-opening book for cultural sociologists and literary historians as well as for fans of García Márquez and One Hundred Years of Solitude"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject García Márquez, Gabriel, 1927-2014. Cien años de soledad
Cien años de soledad (García Márquez, Gabriel)
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing / Business Aspects
LITERARY CRITICISM / Caribbean & Latin American
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019056924
ISBN 0231545436