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Gabriel García Márquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude

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One Hundred Years of Solitude is perhaps the most important landmark of the so-called Boom in contemporary Latin American fiction. Published in 1967, the novel was an instant success, running to hundreds of editions, winning four international prizes and being translated into 27 languages. In 1982, its author received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Michael Wood places the ...more
Paperback, 132 pages
Published May 31st 1990 by Cambridge University Press
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I don't even know what to say...I stumbled on this book in the sci-fi section of my library (what?), and grabbed it after flipping through a couple of pages. A week later, my head is still in a whirl. I was absolutely not expecting to be drawn into the uniquely small-town mythology of Macondo. Part fairy tale, part historical drama, filled with a romanticism that regularly bleeds into pure sensualism, it felt like at times I was drowning under the all-too-human passions of beings that couldn't f ...more
Philip Beukes
Excellent opening paragraph, unfortunately that's where the magic ends or really begins...
Confusing with to many characters portrayed in a whirlwind of time and space. Fought hard to get through it.
It lures me in every time I pick it up off the shelf.
The title is confusing. This isn't "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by's an *ANALYSIS* of One Hundred Years, by Michael Wood. I don't normally read stuff like this but I was just dying to know what other people thought One Hundred Years was supposed to be about. Interesting take! Helpful! It's just one guy's opinion, but he makes good points.
Mohamed Naseem
Tiffani Sheriff
An absolute must read! I can't vouch for this translation but this is one of the most well written books I've ever had the honor to read. Opt for an edition with the family tree in the will need it. Hang in there, it is worth every second.
I could not get through this. I didn't care about the characters, the story lines were vague and uninteresting. I kept pushing myself to read more, looking for the spark, but I finally gave up.
Spellbinding, and beautifully written. Mystical and magical. The greatest book I've read. Even better on second reading. My only regret is that I was unable to read it in its original language.
The best latin american novel I have ever read. I certainly want to re read it at some point, there are so many subleties that I probably did not pick up on in the first reading.
Wow! What a story. Multi-layered in plot and three-dimensional in its realism, this novel celebrates the fallacies of human nature.
Chris Wulferdingen
This book is amazing. Mystical, historical, family drama that cannot be put down.
boring, hard to read,
just you learn somthings about war and not any thing else
Cori Baybay
i find this book very entertaining....funny to read yet a bit weird.
Eddie Hollander
I read this at a young age and I would like to read it again.
I had a hard time getting through this book.
One of the best books I have read.
Li em português... É inegável a genialidafe do autor. Gostei da astúcia da poética, mas a verdade é que a literatura "fantástica" não faz muito meu estilo... Não leria o livro de novo.
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Michael Wood born in Lincoln, England, is the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and Professor of comparative literature at Princeton University. He is an alumnus of St John's College, Cambridge.

Prior to teaching to Princeton, he taught at Columbia U
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