Thursday, August 28, 2008


Read through page 101 for Tuesday/Wednesday -- or go further! Work on one page that responds to the reading on pages 43-50 thoughtfully and clearly. Use the question below as a prompt:

How does the selection illustrate the problem of language, the problem of photography, and the problems of history, and how do you think these problems might be resolved?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


All students now have books! Read through page 58, everybody, for Thursday/Friday.

Friday, August 22, 2008


Read pages 19-58. Note the following words, ideas, or images: ice, pig tails, magic, and science.

Be sure you have a good definition of narrative tone. Try to DESCRIBE it.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


For Friday/Monday, do the following: Look up United Fruit in Colombia to get an idea of the times and situation. Also, explore the links on my blog labeled Magical Realism, Macondo, and Oprah's 100 Years Site.

Look at the painting on the blog. If you click on it, it will enlarge.Taking everything into consideration, create a detailed, bullet-listed analysis to guide a coherent speech that points out significant details and draw tentative conclusions about the painter's method of communication.

Read from page 1-18 in the text of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude. Of course, look for image patterns, but also look closely at the way the author uses language. How would you characterize his style? Who is the narrator?