márquez is a colombian novelist who is sufficiently notable so that my spanish literature class wasted some time studying his works. he is famous for his style of magical realism, for integrating elements of latin american culture into his works, and for inserting many themes reflecting political issues into his works, satirizing the problematic effects of such problems as class differences, oppression, exploitation, globalization, and the loss of traditional cultural elements.
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i have seen ILI thrown around as his type. this topic exists because i have a different type in mind which i see fitting better in certain areas.