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The Dixie LimitedWriters on William Faulkner and His Influence$
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M. Thomas Inge

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496803382

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.001.0001

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“Literary Influences”

“Literary Influences”

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(p.193) “Literary Influences”
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The Dixie Limited
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Gabriel García Márquez

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0034

This chapter presents an interview with Gabriel García Márquez, who talks about his literary influences, including William Faulkner. García Márquez cites Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis as the fundamental influence on his writing. A decisive influence on him, according to García Márquez, is Oedipus Rex. He also discusses Faulkner's influence on him, claiming that they share similar experiences. In particular, García Márquez reveals that Faulkner's whole world—the world of the South which he writes about—was very like his world, that it was created by the same people. He also cites the fact that Faulkner is in a way a Latin American writer whose world is that of the Gulf of Mexico.

Keywords:   interview, Gabriel García Márquez, literary influences, William Faulkner, Franz Kafka, Metamorphosis, Oedipus Rex, South, Gulf of Mexico

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