In Evil Hour
First edition (Spanish)
|Author||Gabriel García Márquez|
|Original title||La mala hora|
|Publisher||Premio Literario Esso (Spain)
Harper & Row (US)
Published in English
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|LC Class||PQ8180.17.A73 M313 1979|
Some of the same characters and situations found in La mala hora later re-appear in Cien años de soledad.
In Evil Hour takes place in a nameless Colombian village. Someone has been placing satirical pasquinades about the town, outlining the locals' shameful secrets. Some dismiss these as common gossip. However, when a man kills his wife's supposed lover after reading of her infidelity, the mayor decides that action is called for. He declares martial law and sends soldiers (who are actually armed thugs) to patrol the streets. He also uses the 'state of unrest' as an excuse to crack down on his political enemies.
- Dabove, Juan Pablo. “Los pasquines como alegoría de la disolución de la ciudadanía en La mala hora, de Gabriel García Márquez”. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana  XXVI.52: 269-287.
- Lydia Hazera, "Estructura y tematica de La mala hora de Gabriel Garcia Marquez." Thesaurus: Boletin del Instituto Caro y Cuervo 28 (1973): 471-81.
- Robert Kirsner, "Four Colombian Novels of 'La Violencia.'" Hispania 49.1 (March 1966): 70-74. 
- In Evil Hour at "The Modern Word"'s García Márquez website.