Intertextuality
I have written a novel that features a Mexican character (Curva Peligrosa) who ends up in Macondo as a young woman. Macondo is a fictional town from Gabriel Marquez's novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. Curva spends a little time in Macondo before heading north and ending up in Canada. While in Canada, four characters from Marquez's book visit her briefly and at different times. Marquez's characters have minor roles in my book, which features not only Curva but several other characters that are not borrowed from any other author. My novel uses magical realist techniques that allow such unusual things to happen. 
 
After writing the book (and on the brink of publishing it), I realize I might face some copyright problems. This is what I want to check out. In the literary world, what I've done is referred to as "intertextuality," "the shaping of texts' meanings by other texts. It can include an author’s borrowing and transformation of a prior text or to a reader’s referencing of one text in reading another where characters and situations from different novels interact." Has anyone else had experience with this type of situation? Would love some feedback.

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