Autor: Isabel Rodríguez Vergara
Título: Haunting Demons: Critical Essays on the Works of Gabriel García Márquez
2. For a discussion of the posture of contemporary schools and critics vis-à-vis history, see Derek Attridge, et al., Eds. Post-structuralism and the Question of History (London: Cambridge University Press, 1987).
4. See Nicholas Royle, After Derrida (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995). I follow Royles analysis of the apocalypse in Derrida, Of an Apocalyptic Tone, which is one of the most delirious works of the author. This is found principally in Chapter 2, Writing History: From New Historicism to Deconstruction, 13-38. García Márquezs text echoes a motif of Foucault and of Beckett, who says that as soon as one no longer knows who speaks or who writes, the text becomes apocalyptic, cited by Royle, 29.
9. Among those kidnapped were Maruja Pachón de Villamizar, director of Focine, wife of the politician Alberto Villamizar and sister of Gloria Pachón, the widow of Luis Carlos Galán (Galán was the founder of New Liberalism in 1979, assassinated by drug traffickers for his stance against them); Marujas assistant and sister-in-law, Beatriz Villamizar de Guerrero, a physical therapist and wife of Pedro Guerrero, a physician; Marina Montoya, sister of Germán Montoya, Secretary General of the Presidency during the term of Virgilio Barco and Colombian Ambassador to Canada; and Diana Turbay, director of the television news program Criptón, daughter of ex-President Julio César Turbay. Four members of Dianas television team were kidnapped with her: Azucena Liévano, editor of the program, the reporter Juan Vitta, and the cameramen Richard Becerra and Orlando Acevedo. Also kidnapped were Hero Buss, a German journalist living in Colombia, and Francisco Santos, editorial chief of El Tiempo, one of the most important newspapers in the country, and son of Hernando, one of its owners.