5. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Ballantine paperback edition, trans. G. Rabassa, N.Y., 1984. All references are to this edition and will be made parenthetically in the text.
6. See Jacques Lacan, Ecrits.
1. Marquez, Hundred Years of Solitude, Avon Bard paperback edition, trans. G. Rabassa, N.Y. 1971.All references are to this edition and will be made parenthetically in the text
8. Albert Camus, Resistance. Rebellion and Death, Knopf, N.Y., 1961, p. 9. Further references will be made parenthetically in the text
9. Here is where my debt to Paul de Man, evident throughout, is most obvious. For instance : The commentator should persist as long as possible the canonical reading and should begin to swerve away from it only when he encounters difficulties which the methodological and substantial assertions of the system are no longer able to master. Whether or not such a point has been reached should be left open as part of an ongoing critical investigation. But it would be naive to believe that such an investigation can be avoided, even for the best of reasons. The necessity to revise the canon arises from resistances encountered in the text itself (extensively conceived) and not from preconceptions imported from elsewhere.' 'Reply to Raymond Geuss\ Critical Inquiry, 10,2, December 1983, p. 384. De Man would perhaps consider my use of resistance an example of thematic criticism, which he categorises as unavoidable, but also unjustifiable; see Allegories of Reading.
10. Albert Camus, The Rebel Penguin edition, Harmondsworth, 1968. p. 32. Further references will be made parenthetically in the text
11. Sigmund Freud, Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis. Pelican Freud Library, Harmondsworth, 1982, p. 441. Further references will be made parenthetically in the text
12. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, reprinted in the New York Times.
13. Norman 0. Brown> Life Against Death, Wesleyan U.P., Middletown, Ct, 1959.
14. There is an inconsistency here, perhaps only of translation, since the seventeen AuteUanos are not hunted down during the week. The point of the juxtaposition of the apparently immediate disaster serves to establish a strong cause and effect relationship between rebellion and disaster.
15. This is an instance, one of many, of a story within the story. In this case, Aureliano Jose is an uncritical reader of the story and because it tells of marrying one's aunt, he returns home to do just that He is a non-resistant reader, and therefore a poor reader and a poor lover and a poor nephew.
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