Friday, August 4, 2017
There are five stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez that we are studying starting with Leaf Storm.
I have pre-read all of the stories listed for the course (except for One Hundred Years of Solitude which it has been suggested to read alongside the study of the other books), so I have a brief familiarity with the course material. I did as suggested first time around and read for pleasure rather than study. Pausing as I have this past week to analyse Leaf Storm has been an incredible pleasure for me as I have delved into the story in more depth.
As I am also half way through my other course How To Read a Novel, I have more tools at my disposal for the study of this first novella of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, as we have covered plot and character so far, which has already been very useful to me. Reading the stories casually I could sense the ability of the author, and be affected by the way he wove words to describe his universe. Studying in depth just proved that he was a genius, the way he played with words to create a mood which even an interpretation into English didn't dilute.
...and just think! There are five more weeks to go of this amazing course.