Davis, Maria Books

Dr. Maria Davis holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from the University of Las Palmas, Spain. She is currently a Lecturer at Emory University in Oxford, Georgia.

El Humor En Las Novelas De Gabriel Garcia MÁrquez
2012 0-7734-3063-6
While writers such as Cervantes or Moliere could have written their works with humorous intentions, critics have a tendency to offer complex interpretations of their work that negate some of the fun they have. Nevertheless, there has been a trend in the last few years that authors previously considered pessimistic and tragic have been reimagined as comic writers. Márquez falls into this category, which depicts a difficult Latin American reality with humor and irony. He does this because he cannot fathom the continents actual historical events being portrayed using a realistic approach. As they say, fiction is far more interesting than reality. Because of this he employs hyperbole, employed through his famous technique of “magical realism”, which uses humor to create a release, or catharsis in the readers.

Resistencia Y SumisiÓn En El Teatro Norteamericano Del S. 20: A Literary Analysis of 20th Century American Drama
2014 0-7734-4333-9
A unique and original viewpoint of how the dream of success is still a vital part of the American mentality and how this is clearly reflected in its drama. The American struggle against repression and exploitation, the rebellion and civil rights victories against all odds are hallmarks of American life and drama.