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Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Casebook

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Casebooks in Criticism offer analytical and interpretive frameworks for understanding key texts in world literature and film. Each casebook reprints documents relating to a work's historical context and reception, presents the best critical studies, and, when possible, features an interview with the author. Accessible and informative to scholars, students, and ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 30th 2002 by Diane Pub Co (first published January 10th 2002)
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Feb 04, 2009 Leah rated it it was amazing
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Nov 10, 2016 Trisha rated it liked it
I’ve read 100 Years of Solitude twice now and both times it’s been a challenge trying to keep up with the convoluted plot that moved back and forth over 100 years in the lives of several generations of men and women from a South American family most of whom had variations on the same name as well similar personality traits. But there was more to the novel than the story line and the fascinating characters because of everything else Garcia Marquez was doing with this phenomenal novel. I just ...more
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Oct 11, 2016 Ryan O'Malley rated it really liked it
Good essays can get repetitive however since they're from multiple authors
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May 31, 2012 Jackie Adams rated it it was ok
Rated one of the top books of the last century; won a Nobel Prize; has been on my bucket list for many years. I barely finished this book. You need to like the author's style. Cynical, whimsical, creative, outlandish, sometimes crazy, often vulgar. Could also be funny, if you are have the right mind set. This book was too long; the characters were confusing, as many had the same name; and the story just didn't flow. No looking up or being distracted when reading this; no speed reading. Some of ...more
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Apr 01, 2011 Patti Wolf rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books. I like to pick this one up every 10 or 15 years and re-read. It's like a whole new book from a different perspective because of where I am in my life at that time.
I think this is they type of book one would call magic surrealism.
Lorenzo  A. Fernandez Jr.
What a work of imagination! But I'm a bit confused and bored by insistent repetition of names in the history of Buendia family. I had to consult the family tree from time to time when reading it. It is the Spanish thing, I guess.
Jul 09, 2009 Jim rated it liked it
This is, indeed, a slow read. I have finally completed the Kindle edition. The names of the characters are all Spanish, and not really familiar to me. It's an "interwoven" family together in a strange part of the world that seemed to me to be some made up part of Central America.
William Vourlas
Dec 31, 2012 William Vourlas rated it really liked it
Magic Realism at its best. I was forced to read the Spanish edition while simultaneously cribbing an English translation. Doubly so when I read Autumn of the Patriarch for an undergrad Spanish class (my major at UCLA). That book was one continuous paragraph. Nasty that!
Feb 27, 2010 Minorwhite rated it it was amazing
Incredible book, incredible writer. Marquez is astounding, his story-telling unmatched, and in the genre of magical realism, in any genre really, it doesn't get any better than this.
Jan 24, 2009 Sandy rated it really liked it
Great writing - was a little disappointed by the ending as I had heard so many great things about this book and expected to be more 'blown away' by it.

Still a fantastic piece of literature.
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Even more amazing every time I read it! One of my all time favorites.
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It is a very emotionally deep novel with elements of human nature and afterlife.
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