Reality is a little less rigid in the stories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Blurring the lines between belief and possibility, Garcia Marquez uses Magical Realism -- which presupposes the existence of a kind of supernatural order of things -- and a mythological style of storytelling to celebrate the inc
A MacArthur-certified genius, George Saunders explores, through his fiction and non-fiction, the commonplace perversities, absurdities, and disarmingly naïve sweetness that undergirds much of American society. He is one of the few contemporary writers who has gained distinction both for the acuity
Born in Cape Town South Africa, John Maxwell Coetzee was the first child of an attorney and a school teacher. Coetzee attended the University of Capetown and graduated in 1960 with a degree in English and in 1961 with a degree in Mathematics.
He entered the English PhD program at University of Tex
After having published two novels by 1958, John Barth sat in front of a fireplace for two years, without moving or budging or repositioning himself for comfort; when asked what he was doing, the young man would respond, "Thinking." Come the end of this lengthy meditative period, a novel named "The