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Cien años de soledad

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  475,120 ratings  ·  17,111 reviews
El libro se compone de 20 capítulos no titulados, en los cuales se narra una historia con una estructura cíclica temporal, ya que los acontecimientos del pueblo y de la familia Buendía, así como los nombres de los personajes se repiten una y otra vez, fusionando la fantasía con la realidad. En los tres primeros capítulos se narra el éxodo de un grupo de familias y el estab ...more
Paperback, 347 pages
Published December 1979 by La oveja negra (first published 1967)
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MariaJulia Some commenters believe that only someone who has the Latin American "experience" would "get" this novel. I was born in a communist Latin-American…moreSome commenters believe that only someone who has the Latin American "experience" would "get" this novel. I was born in a communist Latin-American country and lived there as a young child. I grew up in an American city where over 70% of the population is Latin American. I've read this book (many years ago) in both English and Spanish and it was a chore to finish. Life is too short to waste reading something you don't enjoy. (less)
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Mar 28, 2008 Adam rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Academics and their students that are forced to read it.
Recommended to Adam by: I'd rather not say
Shelves: classics
So I know that I'm supposed to like this book because it is a classic and by the same author who wrote Love in the Time of Cholera. Unfortunately, I just think it is unbelievably boring with a jagged plot that seems interminable. Sure, the language is interesting and the first line is the stuff of University English courses. Sometimes I think books get tagged with the "classic" label because some academics read them and didn't understand and so they hailed these books as genius. These same acade ...more
Revised 28 March 2012

Huh? Oh. Oh, man. Wow.

I just had the
weirdest dream.

There was this little town, right? And everybody had, like, the same two names. And there was this guy who lived under a tree and a lady who ate dirt and some other guy who just made little gold fishes all the time. And sometimes it rained and sometimes it didn’t, and… and there were fire ants everywhere, and some girl got carried off into the sky by her laundry…

Wow. That was messed up.

I need some coffee.

The was roughly ho
May 28, 2011 Meg rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Meg by: Springville Library Book Club
I guarantee that 95% of you will hate this book, and at least 70% of you will hate it enough to not finish it, but I loved it. Guess I was just in the mood for it. Here's how it breaks down:

AMAZING THINGS: I can literally feel new wrinkles spreading across the surface of my brain when I read this guy. He's so wicked smart that there's no chance he's completely sane. His adjectives and descriptions are 100% PERFECT, and yet entirely nonsensical. After reading three chapters, it starts making sens
More like A Hundred Years of Torture. I read this partly in a misguided attempt to expand my literary horizons and partly because my uncle was a big fan of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Then again, he also used to re-read Ulysses for fun, which just goes to show that you should never take book advice from someone whose IQ is more than 30 points higher than your own.

I have patience for a lot of excesses, like verbiage and chocolate, but not for 5000 pages featuring three generations of people with the
i remember the day i stopped watching cartoons: an episode of thundercats in which a few of the cats were trapped in some kind of superbubble thing and it hit me that, being cartoons, the characters could just be erased and re-drawn outside the bubble. or could just fly away. or tunnel their way out. or teleport. or do whatever, really, they wanted... afterall they were line and color in a world of line and color. now this applies to any work of fiction -- i mean, Cervantes could've just written ...more

أنا أؤمن في الإنسان و في قدراته العقلية و الإبداعية و أن العبقرية ليس لها سقف أو حدود, و لكن ..

أستطيع أن أعقد لكم الأيمان على أحد شيئين..

إما أن "ماركيز" ليس من البشر, بل هو ممسوس . يتلقى المساعدة _في كتاباته_ من ملك الجان شخصيا,, أو ربما كان يتلقاها من الجدات/الجنيات القديمات اللاوتي شهدن خلق الكون و يحفظن عن ظهر قلب ما سيؤول إليه حال الخليقة منذ أن أخرج الله البشر من ظهور آبائهم و أشهدهم على أنفسهم و أطلقهم في الأرض ليستعيدوا ذاكرة فقدوها.

أو أنه إنسـان مثلنا, يملك ما نملك و لا يزيد عنا يدا أو
Huda Yahya

شعـــــورك بالعجـــــز

هذه هي مشكلة الرواية الكبرى

أنت في حال من الافتنان والنشوة لا يوصف
وانعقاد لسانك يسبق أفكارك
ويبقى بداخلك صراع دائم
يتجسد في محاولات مضحكة للتعبير عن هذه المتعة

لذا كنت احاول مراراً خلق التعبيرات المناسبة فأجدها تخرج لسانها في سخرية تاركة إياي في حيرة وقلة حيلة

عندما أمسكت بهذه الرواية لأول مرّة شعرت بانفصال تام عن الواقع من حولي
وجدتني بداخل ماكوندو حيّة أتنفس وأرى الشخصيات من حولي تتصارع مع حيواتها كما أراد لها خالقها العبقري

أنا كنتُ هناك ولا أبالغ بحرف

حلّقتُ بخفة بين موجات الح
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a tremendous piece of literature. It's not an easy read. You're not going to turn its pages like you would the latest John Grisham novel, or The DaVinci Code. You have to read each page, soaking up every word, immersing yourself in the imagery. Mr. Marquez says that he tells the story as his grandmother used to tell stories to him: with a brick face. That's useful to remember while reading, because that is certainly the tone the book tak ...more
Mohammed Arabey
ما الذي كنت تنتظره؟- تنهدت أورسولا, وأضافت :- إن الــزمـــن يـمـضـي

الـزمـن ,وقسوة مروره ,هو بالنسبة لي التيمة الأساسية بهذه الرواية
هذا السطر هو اول ما بث فيّ قشعريرة غير متوقعة بعد ربع الرواية, وأخترته لأبدأ به حكايتي مع تلك المدينة التي ابتدعها جابريل جارسيا ماركيز -رحمه الله- في عزلة من الزمن..مــاكــونـدو

أولا: أزاي تستمتع بهذه الرواية

**ابعد تماما عن اي افكار مسبقة عنها, الفصل حوالي 25 صفحه,اعط لنفسك مالايقل عن 45 دقيقة الي ساعة لقراءته, فالرواية لا تصلح مطـلقـا للقراءة السريعة
I must have missed something. Either that, or some wicked hypnotist has tricked the world (and quite a few of my friends, it would seem) into believing that One Hundred Years of Solitude is a great novel. How did this happen? One Hundred Years of Solitude is not a great novel. In fact, I'm not even sure it qualifies as a novel at all. Rather it reads like a 450-page outline for a novel which accidentally got published instead of the finished product. Oops.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not disputing th

I imagine these people looking and saying, "Yes, but what does it mean?" As literary critics everywhere cringe or roll over in their clichéd graves I approach this text and review the same way. One Hundred Years of Solitude... beautiful, intriguing... but what does it mean? And does it have to mean anything?

Oscar Wilde: "All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril." And what about those who skip acro
بــدريــه  الـبـرازي
بالبداية ذكرتني هذه الرواية في نهجها تعاقب
الأجيال برائعة رضوى عاشور ثلاثية غرناطة

" في ماكوندو رمز العزلة حيث الزمن لا يمضي
وإنما يلتفّ دائرياً ، القرية التي لم يعرف الموت
طريقها إلى أن مات فيها ميلكيادس الغجري
صاحب الرقائق والنبؤات . المكان المنسي الذي
اختاره خوسيه أركاديو بوينديا وسط مستنقعات
يبدو الوصول إليها صعباً ليكون أرضه وينشئ فيه
سلالته ، والذي سيكف البحث عن الاختراعات
السحرية على الضفة الأخرى عندما يكتشف
بسذاجة أن ماكوندو محاطة بالبحر . إلا أن
القصة تتخذ جديتها ووقارها وتتابعها مع
Kenghis Khan
"The book picks up not too far after Genesis left off." And this fictitious chronicle of the Buendia household in the etherial town of Macondo somewhere in Latin America does just that. Rightly hailed as a masterpiece of the 20th century, Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude" will remain on the reading list of every pretentious college kid, every under-employed author, every field-worker in Latin America, and indeed should be "required reading for the entire human race," as one review ...more
إسراء البنا

تستحق فعلا جائزة نوبل للادب

بالرغم من تداخل الاشخاص فى الرواية و اعادة الاسماء فتلك السلالة الطويلة .. يسمى فيها الابناء باسمين اما اورليانو او خوسيه
و تتعدد الاجيال و تمر السنين و يتسم ابناء هذه السلالة بالعزلة

و لكن تلك العزلة تختلف
فلا يجد فيها ملل بلا على عكس فيها حياة

اول السلالة كانت نهايته تحت شجرة الكستناء و اخر السلالة انتهى فى الغابة عن طريق النمل

اتعجب من ماركيز كيف استطاع ان ينهى تلك الرواية بتلك النهاية المثالية
فلم اكن اتوقع ابداً النهاية و لم اتوقع ابداً ان تلك الرقائق التى كتبها
For a long time I could not find words to write anything on One Hundred Years of Solitude, for Marquez mesmerised me into a silence I didn't know how to break. But I have been commenting here and there on Goodreads and now it is good time, finally, to gather my thoughts in one piece. But this somewhat longer review is more a labour of love than a coherent attempt to review his opus.

Marquez resets the history of universe such that the old reality ceases to exist and a new parallel world is born i
mai ahmd
حين تفكر بقراءة هذه الرواية يجب أن تضع نصب عينيك أنك لا تقرأ عملا اعتياديا يستلزم جهدا مشابها
عليك أن تترك كل حواسك مع الكتاب
المترجم علماني كان متفهما جدا لطبيعة القارىء العربي وربما صعوبة التواصل مع أسماء بهذا الكم وأجيال بهذا العدد فما كان منه إلا أن وضع خارطة للأجيال الستة التي مروا على قرية ماكوندو من أسرة خوسيه أركاديو بوينديا تسهيلا وحتى لا يقع القارىء في لبس الأسماء وهذا يحسب لعلماني كمترجم له باع في الترجمة بلغة سلسة أصبح يتهافت عليها الجميع

الرواية من الروايات العظيمة والتي تقدم دروسا
أحمد رشيد
إنها لَمدعاة إلى الدهشة... حقاً!!!
ظننت في البداية بأن الموضوع عبارة عن اختلاف في الآراء و الأذواق...
و لكنه الآن بات جلياً واضحاً... إنه حتماً ليس كذلك!!!
المسألة و ما فيها أنني كلما اخترت كتاباً حائزاً على جائزة خرافية لأقرأه... أتفاجأ بأنه لا يرقى حتى لمستوى النشر!!!
ما هذا التناقض الجبّار؟؟!!
في البداية "لا أحد يعرف ما أريده" و الآن "مئة عام من العزلة" ...
كتب حصدت جوائز قيمة... الأخيرة منهما حصلت على أرقى الجوائز الأدبية التي من الممكن أن تُحصد في هذا العالم... جائزة نوبل للآداب!!!
Ahmad Ashkaibi
قبل أن أقول رأيي في الكتاب... أقول لمن نصحني به: سامحك الله على هذ النصحية.. أضعت مالي ووقتي فيما لا يفيد....
ثم أتعجب من أولئك الذين أعجبهم الكتاب بحيث وضعوا له خمس نجمات... بل وإن منهم من يقول إن الكتاب غير حياته... لا أدري هل كان هذا الكتاب الوحيد الذي قرأوه في حياتهم؟ هل غابت عنهم عيون الأدب؟ لا أدري ماذا حل بالذوق الأدبي للقراء العرب...
ومن ثم أقول للمترجم... هداك الله.. ضيعت وقتك وأوقاتنا في غير فائدة.. المصيبة أنه يعلق على ترجمته للكتاب فيقول إن هذه الرواية من أجمل ما قرأ!
لا أدري ما هو سر و
Henry Avila
Jose Arcadio Buendia, decides one day in his small, impoverished town, set in South America (Colombia, in the early 1800's ), that he wants to leave, say goodbye forever to relatives, a killing makes him feel uncomfortable there, taking his pregnant wife Ursula, his first cousin, explore the mysterious lands , beyond the horizon, with his followers and friends, over the mountains, through the dense, noisy, jungles, full of wild animals, months pass, they have not yet seen the sea, their ultimate ...more
Mister Jones
Apr 06, 2008 Mister Jones rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Drunken frauds who see Shamans on a road during a LSD flashback
Recommended to Mister Jones by: Art and Fart Crapper
I must be missing something about this one, and whatever it is, I know it's not much.

I didn't enjoy it; I wanted it to be a fulfilling and rewarding read; I want it to be everything that everyone else said it was and then some.

So, I learned that some works aren't worth it--not worth reading, not worth the time, and not worth putting faith in what others may deem "a beautiful book."

Marquez pops characters in and out with different brief activities and events, scattering them into a literary colla
Stephen M
Jul 24, 2012 Stephen M rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: solitude is bliss
Recommended to Stephen M by: The most beautiful girl at school
Many years later, as the most beautiful girl in town disclosed the book from her folded arms and revealed its brilliant glow to his eyes, Francisco Rodriguez de la Campiña was to recall that distant, savage summer when his grandmother first taught him to read. At that time, he would spend hours under the cockspur coral tree behind their bark and leaf house while his grandmother, Pilar Popa, lectured him on the finer points of grammatical etiquette. Peering over his shoulder, grasping his elbows ...more
Review of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Márquez.
Shelf: Latin American writing,Magical Realism,Nobel Prize winners,Brain Pain Group read.
Recommended for: You.

"Sometimes great books have deleterious consequences for other writers, creating footsteps that can’t be walked in, shade the sun can’t penetrate, expectations that have no grounds. Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude crushed the hopes of scores of young Colombian writers, and the spread of magic realism

Has it really happened?

Is it really a novel?

It's one of those books which leave you with somewhat these kind of thoughts; it's a book which moves with every word. The novel deals with so many themes that it really hard to associate it with a few.

However, one thing is for sure that the novel leaves you spellbound with an 'almost out of the world experience'; and you want to experience it just one more time every time you experience it !!!
Let me kickstart my review with a conversation I have had with one of my friends:

She: What you upto!?
Me: Nothing much! Just finished reading Marquez’s OHOS !
She: Oh ! I know him … he is the one who writes nonsense beautifully.. (Says innocently)
Me: You don’t like him? (Evidently disconcerted at her reply)
She: umm yes... kind of !

I frankly acquiesce to the fact that I took her statement literally at first, as the word 'nonsense' felt like an inextricable knot. But when I meditated upon it, I fou
This book went from 5, to 4, to 3 stars. It went from brilliant & zany, to unique & amusing, to overworked & predictable. Magical realism--the sine qua non of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the archetype, the empyreal novel that pioneered the outburst of this type of South American writing. I would not re-read this novel, but I would recommend it to all who savor the radial expanse of genre in literature. To be considered a comprehensive reader at life's end, you will had to have read magic ...more
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Paul Bryant

Well Mr Marquez may have a Nobel Prize for his mantelpiece and a pretty good imagination for writing what with the levitating women and babies made of ice cream but he has no imagination at all when he is thinking of his characters names which are like to drive you entirely insane in this novel, will you please look at this. There are five people called Arcadio, ,three ladies called Remedios, two ladies called Amaranta and there’s a Pietro and a Petra which look quite similar, and there are 23 p
Ahmed Ibrahim
لا يكفيها نوبل فقط فهى من أعظم الاعمال الادبيه فى التاريخ

" آول آلسلآله مربوط إلى شجره وآخرهمـ يأكله آلنمل "

آولآ مش دى آلروآية آللى تـآخذ منهـآ مجموعة من آلمقتبسآت عشـآن تنشرهـآ على الفيس بوك وتشآركهـآ مع آصدقـآئكـ ! ومش آلنوع من آلروآيات التي تتعلق بها لقربها ومسهـآ آلمشآعر آختبرتهـآ يومـآ أو تجربة شخصية خضتهـآ !
لا هى الانبهار ! الانبهار بالقدرة المذهلة على خلق العالم المجنون ده ! آلكـآتب خلق حياةً بأكملها هنا وليس "قصة" فقط على غير المعتاد في أغلب الأعمال الروائية

خوسيه آركـآديو بوينديا مؤسس
Bassam Ahmed
ملكيادس مات و خوززيه الجد مات واورسولا ماتت و خوزيه الصايع مات و العقيد اوريليانو مات وروبيكا ماتت و اوريليانو العاشق مات والحزين مات وتيرزيزا كمان ماتت وارمانتا ماتت واوريليانو التاني مات وخوزيه التاني مات وفيه واحد اتولد ف اخر الرواية اسمه اوريليانو برده مات دي بقت مائه عام م الوفيات اصلا :]
I stalled so hard on this book. Mostly because it’s terrible, but also because my life is insane right now and I’m finding it hard to concentrate on anything.

(But mostly because it’s terrible.)

I think people love this book because of the way it makes them feeeeeel. It’s a highly romanticized account of a family of settlers in a magical town known as something (I forget what because I don’t care). But nothing really…happens. And while some of my favorite books are ones in which stuff doesn’t real
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Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. García Márquez, familiarly known as "Gabo" in his native country, was considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century. In 1982, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

He studied at the University of Bogotá and late worked as a reporter for the Colombian ne
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“It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.” 3447 likes
“He dug so deeply into her sentiments that in search of interest he found love, because by trying to make her love him he ended up falling in love with her. Petra Cotes, for her part, loved him more and more as she felt his love increasing, and that was how in the ripeness of autumn she began to believe once more in the youthful superstition that poverty was the servitude of love. Both looked back then on the wild revelry, the gaudy wealth, and the unbridled fornication as an annoyance and they lamented that it had cost them so much of their lives to find the paradise of shared solitude. Madly in love after so many years of sterile complicity, they enjoyed the miracle of living each other as much at the table as in bed, and they grew to be so happy that even when they were two worn-out people they kept on blooming like little children and playing together like dogs.” 1378 likes
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