Application of Journalistic Style of Narration in Marquez’s Novels

Mohammad B. Aghaei, Safar Hayati


The journalistic style of narration that Gabriel Garcia Marquez has applied in most of his novels is a prominent feature of his literary discourse. He employs this style along with other literary techniques, especially magical realism and symbolism. By combining the journalistic style with these techniques, he constructs an exclusive craft of writing that distinguishes his works from that of others. This type of style actually offers his works literary richness because it enables him to convey the realities in a framework of surrealism that enhances the aesthetic value of his works. On the other hand, most importantly, it teases the reader with provocations and paradoxes by drawing his attention on certain important parts of the message, mainly those parts representing a contradictory reality involving the period of colonization. Therefore, the article surveys this style of Marquez who has employed for the narrative organization of his novels.


ournalistic techniques; ‘He-she-they-told-me’ narrative technique; Genette’s analepsis

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