A professor at Texas Tech University, Dr. Oberhelman has focused much of his scholarship about García Márquez on his fascination with American literary master William Faulkner and the similarities in the two men's work. Along those lines, he has written The Presence of Faulkner in the Writings of García Márquez and "William Faulkner and Gabriel García Márquez: Two Nobel Laureates." He has had the pleasure not only of meeting in person with García Márquez in a special symposium for scholars in 1996, but also visiting the author's native Colombia.


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