Geopolitics And The Multigenerational Narratives Of Gabriel Garcia Marquez And Jhumpa Lahiri

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Leigh Victoria Haynes (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Christopher Meade

Abstract: Authors Jhumpa Lahiri in The Namesake and Gabriel García Márquez in One Hundred Years of Solitude explore multigenerational families and geopolitical influences in their respective novels. Their narratives revolve around the lives of a central family, The Buendías in One Hundred Years and the Gangulis in The Namesake. The way individual identities are influenced by family and domestic life, as well as how families and experiences are shaped by space, is explored in the stories. In One Hundred Years, the story revolves around the Buendía family, their integral part in the construction of the town of Macondo, and the spirit of the town, which relies on the family itself. The Namesake follows the growing up of Gogol Ganguli, who is born into a Bengali family but in the United States, and the consequent anxiety that revolves around Gogol coming to terms with his identity.

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Honors Project
Haynes, V. (2018). "Geopolitics And The Multigenerational Narratives Of Gabriel Garcia Marquez And Jhumpa Lahiri." Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2018
Spatiality, modern world-system, Jhumpa Lahiri, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, literary cartography, chronotope, chronotopic analysis, displacement, identity, Bengali, Macondo, geopolitical, multigenerational

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