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“Remedios in the Sky with Diamonds: Gabriel García Márquez and the Beatles in their own Write.”

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Ómar Vargas

University of Miami, US
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Abstract

This paper reflects on some of the parallels and intersections in the life and work of García Márquez and the Beatles, and delves into the connections between their seemingly related composition of literary, visual, and musical artifacts during the 1960s. Thus, specific, and at times unexpected, correspondences unfold: themes like solitude and dementia, characters like Rebeca Buendía/Eleanor Rigby or Remedios, la bella/Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, ships like the yellow train/the yellow submarine, journeys to the bottom of the sea and to fictional places like Macondo/Pepperland that question reality and authority, and even the lives and deaths of John Lennon and García Márquez. By examining Beatles songs and films and with close reading of several chapters from Cien años de soledad and from several short stories and opinion columns written by García Márquez, I unravel an exciting implicit collaboration between Colombia’s most famous writer and one of the world’s most celebrated musical bands.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26824/lalr.160
How to Cite: Vargas, Ó., 2020. “Remedios in the Sky with Diamonds: Gabriel García Márquez and the Beatles in their own Write.”. Latin American Literary Review, 47(94). DOI: http://doi.org/10.26824/lalr.160
Published on 16 Jun 2020.
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