One Hundred Years of Solitude

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Penguin, 2000 - Latin America - 422 pages
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Equally tragic, joyful and comical, Gabriel García Márquez's masterpiece of magical realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a seamless blend of fantasy and reality, translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa in Penguin Modern Classics.Gabriel García Márquez's great masterpiece is the story of seven generations of the Buendía family and of Macondo, the town they have built. Though little more than a settlement surrounded by mountains, Macondo has its wars and disasters, even its wonders and miracles. A microcosm of Columbian life, its secrets lie hidden, encoded in a book and only Aureliano Buendía can fathom its mysteries and reveal its shrouded destiny. Blending political reality with magic realism, fantasy with comic invention, One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the most daringly original works of the twentieth century.Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928) was born in Aracataca, Colombia. He is the author of several novels, including Leaf Storm (1955), One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981) and The General in His Labyrinth (1989). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.If you enjoyed One Hundred Years of Solitude, you might like Love in the Time of Cholera, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.'With a single bound Gabriel García Márquez leaps on the stage with Günter Grass and Vladimir Nabokov ... dazzling'The New York Times

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I love this author's writing and prose. - Goodreads
Story telling at its best! - Goodreads
Beautiful diction and imagery but a little disturbing. - Goodreads
My first introduction to magical realism. - Goodreads
Beautiful masterful prose. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Jjean7 - LibraryThing

Started off as a very slow read. It was somewhat more interesting once I realized he wrote it as his grandson would tell him stories. Just never really was able to enjoy reading but some may find it intriguing. Maybe I expected more as it was listed as in Oprah's Book club. Read full review

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User Review  - Erin Hutson - Goodreads

A tough read, but definitely worthwhile. Some of the prose sections are absolutely beautiful. Great motifs, great characterizations, great but brutal ending. It does get a bit long, with ridiculously ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Gabriel García Márquez, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1928. He is the author of several novels and collections of stories, including Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Leaf Storm, No One Writes to the Colonel, In Evil Hour, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Autumn of the Patriach, Love in the Time of Cholera. His most recent book is the first volume of his autobiography, Living to Tell the Tale. Many of his books are published by Penguin.

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