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One Hundred Years of Solitude

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ISBN13: 9780060740450
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One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career.

The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility — the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth — these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, andpurity that are the mark of a master.

Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Review:

"One Hundred Years of Solitude is the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race....Mr. García Márquez has done nothing less than to create in the reader a sense of all that is profound, meaningful, and meaningless in life." William Kennedy, New York Times Book Review

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"It is not easy to describe the techniques and themes of the book without making it sound absurdly complicated, labored and almost impossible to read. In fact, it is none of these things. Though concocted of quirks, ancient mysteries, family secrets and peculiar contradictions, it makes sense and gives pleasure in dozens of immediate ways." Robert Kiely, Books of the Century, The New York Times review

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"Magical realism may never have been so unmistakably exemplified as in One Hundred Years." Naomi Lindstrom

About the Author

Gabriel García Márquez 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 Márquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

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So good. Eternally relevant.
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This book goes through the history of an entire family bloodline from beginning to end. Each family member has their own unique and interesting story and each story is full of strange occurrences. The story begins as the family leaves their hometown to find new land and a new beginning. If you have read any other books by this author you will find that several of his charters from his books make appearances in this novel. This the kind of book you want to read more than once.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060740450
Translator:
Rabassa, Gregory
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Translator:
Rabassa, Gregory
Author:
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
Author:
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Epic literature
Subject:
Macondo
Edition Description:
1st Perennial Classics ed.
Series:
Oprah's Classics Book Club Selections
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
January 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
458
Dimensions:
7.98x6.82x1.11 in. .88 lbs.

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Product details 458 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060740450 Reviews:
"Review" by , "One Hundred Years of Solitude is the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race....Mr. García Márquez has done nothing less than to create in the reader a sense of all that is profound, meaningful, and meaningless in life."
"Review" by , "It is not easy to describe the techniques and themes of the book without making it sound absurdly complicated, labored and almost impossible to read. In fact, it is none of these things. Though concocted of quirks, ancient mysteries, family secrets and peculiar contradictions, it makes sense and gives pleasure in dozens of immediate ways."
"Review" by , "Magical realism may never have been so unmistakably exemplified as in One Hundred Years."
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