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Volume 7 Issue 9
September-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2009083

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620-623

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Matrix of Hunger and Politics in Garcia Marquez’s 'No One Writes to the Colonel': A Materialistic Necropsy

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2349-5162

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"Matrix of Hunger and Politics in Garcia Marquez’s 'No One Writes to the Colonel': A Materialistic Necropsy", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 9, page no.620-623, September-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2009083.pdf

Abstract

Latin American literature is indisputably exceptional for the presence of different iconic figures like Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014) whose masterpiece writing No One Writes to the Colonel (1958) bears a strong relevance to the Latin American history of revolutions and independence and it experiences her post-colonial political reality, violence, civil war, split of the nation into the Liberals and the Conservatives, and of course how the colonial and neo-colonial powers had conveniently forgotten to listen to the anxieties of those who were on the margins. In the novel No One Writes to the Colonel Marquez has evidently stated the deplorable and dire condition of a septuagenarian Colonel and his asthmatic wife, who are living in the utmost and unbearable poverty during the military governance of Colombia, expecting for the unexpected letter of pension to arrive but the letter never came throughout the novel. The septuagenarian couple, who have lost their only son to political oppression, is struggling with poverty and financial fragility. However, the corruption of the local and national officials is obvious which Garcia Marquez inquires into throughout the novel by using references to censorship and the impact of government on society. The aim of this paper will be to focus on the pathetic situation of Colonel during political unrest in Colombia and to examine how he kept struggle and maintained dignity in the face of hardships. Narratives like those of the Colonel were always instrumental in imparting the lessons of empowerment to a nation that has long been subjected to several forms of exploitations.

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Colonel, Latin America, Exploitation, Poverty, Colombia, Post-colonial.

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"Matrix of Hunger and Politics in Garcia Marquez’s 'No One Writes to the Colonel': A Materialistic Necropsy", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 9, page no. pp620-623, September-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2009083.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2009083
Registration ID: 300709
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 9 | Year September-2020
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Page No: 620-623
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Matrix of Hunger and Politics in Garcia Marquez’s 'No One Writes to the Colonel': A Materialistic Necropsy", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 9, page no. pp620-623, September-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2009083.pdf




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