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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

  

by Gabriel García Márquez

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

The story doesn't have any shout-outs, which makes it that much more mysterious and closed off—like a fairy-tale occurring in an imaginary, timeless place.

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