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A best seller and critical success in Latin America, Europe, and the United States, One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of teh mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. It is a rich and billiant chronicle of life and death and the tragicomedy of man. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendia family one sees all mankind, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo one sees all of Latin America.

Love and lust, war and revolution, reiches and poverty, youth and senility--the variety of life, the endlessness fo death, the search for peace and truth--these, the universal themes, dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Garcia Marquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark fo a master. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, alive with unforgettale men and women, and with a truth and understanding that strike the soul, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a masterpiece of the art of fiction.

About the Author

Gabriel Garc??a M??rquez was born in 1928 in the town of Aracatca, Colombia. Latin America's preeminent man of letters, he is considered by many to be one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He began his writing career as a journalist and is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. Gabriel M??rquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060114183
Translator:
Rabassa, Gregory
Author:
Rabassa, Gregory
Author:
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Macondo (imaginary place)
Subject:
General Fiction
Publication Date:
19700325
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.68x6.01x1.52 in. 1.50 lbs.

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