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By Ángel Esteban, Stéphanie Panichelli

The tale of the arguable friendship among Nobel prize-winning writer Gabriel Gabriel García Márquez and Fidel Castro.

In Fidel and Gabo, Márquez students Ángel Esteban and Stéphanie Panichelli learn this unusual, intimate, and tremendously arguable friendship among the liked writer and Cuban dictator, exposing aspects in their personalities by no means ahead of printed to the better public. For years, Márquez, lengthy fascinated by strength, solicited and flattered Castro in hopes of a private viewers, for he seen Castro's Cuba because the version on which Latin American could at some point construct its personal model of socialism. Fidel and Gabo is a bright and in-depth examine of the main influential males of the fashionable period, their worlds, and the impact this friendship has had on their existence and works.

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Franz Marc’s blue horses, the savage gods in Georg Heym’s poems ‘War’ and ‘The God of the City’, or the dictatorial Engineer in Georg Kaiser’s play Gas all demand that we look through the familiar surface of reality to discern the forces churning beneath it. The insect image may similarly suggest that, just as Georg Bendemann was truly ‘a devilish human being’, Gregor is truly an insect – disgusting to himself and others, despised, in constant danger of being crushed by his oppressive family and employers.

A young man, already a successful businessman, is writing to a friend in Russia about his engagement. Nothing extraordinary there, though we might wonder about the emotional block that has prevented Georg from breaking the news to his friend until now. Having finished the letter, Georg goes to the back of the flat to show the letter to his old and infirm father. ’ Instead of giving a straight answer, Georg seems to interpret this question as a reproach for neglecting his father by planning to get married.

Kafka and Ernst Weiss on the beach at Marielyst, Denmark, in 1914. is illustrated with a picture of a man tied by his hands and feet to two poles which are being moved so as to tear him apart. If for Kafka the body is capable of redemption through healthy living, it is also the supreme site of punishment. Gregor’s transformation into an insect drastically expresses Kafka’s ambivalence towards his body and towards the body in general. His 50 transformation and his failure to notice it convey the degree to which Gregor is alienated from his own body.

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