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Cien años de soledad

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1967. En Buenos Aires aparece la novela de un escritor colombiano de cuarenta años. No queda hoy lengua literaria a la que no haya sido traducida. «Cien años de soledad» no sólo cautiva a los lectores de cualquier condición: su impulso poderoso ha levantado las letras castellanas de todo un continente. Desvelar la magia de su prosa, acotar las arenas movedizas de su partic ...more
Paperback, 20th edition, 548 pages
Published 2012 by Cátedra (first published June 1st 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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Adam
Mar 28, 2008 Adam rated it did not like it  ·  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
Meg
May 28, 2011 Meg rated it it was amazing  ·  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
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Chris
Dec 04, 2013 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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
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Laura
Jun 11, 2008 Laura rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Tasneem
Apr 18, 2010 Tasneem rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it, frndz-gifts, 2010


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
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brian
Jul 09, 2016 brian rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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 الحر
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Mohammed Arabey
Jul 17, 2016 Mohammed Arabey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ما الذي كنت تنتظره؟- تنهدت أورسولا, وأضافت :- إن الــزمـــن يـمـضـي

الـزمـن ,وقسوة مروره ,هو بالنسبة لي التيمة الأساسية بهذه الرواية
دورة حياة زوجين واطفالهم وتحولهم لشباب ثم للكبر والعجز. وتوالي الأجيال..مع الكثير من الحب والشغف..السحر والعجب
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
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**ابعد تماما عن اي افكار مسبقة عنها, الفص
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Brian
Nov 14, 2007 Brian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Martine
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
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Philip
Nov 22, 2010 Philip rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, favorites
Guernica

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
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❁ بــدريــه ❁
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
الكول
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Kenghis Khan
Jul 25, 2007 Kenghis Khan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"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
Jibran
Aug 02, 2015 Jibran rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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mai ahmd
Jan 19, 2012 mai ahmd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: روايات
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
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إسراء البنا
Jan 15, 2015 إسراء البنا rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pdf, novels

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
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Ahmad Ashkaibi
Mar 08, 2013 Ahmad Ashkaibi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-finished
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
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Henry Avila
Feb 27, 2015 Henry Avila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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!!!
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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!!!
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Mister Jones
Apr 06, 2008 Mister Jones rated it did not like it  ·  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
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Mala


"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 was not exactly beneficent, since it takes a magician to work magic and because rabbits don’t hide in just anybody’s hat."

– William H Gass, in the essay 'Influence' from A Tem
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Gaurav
Ah!

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 !!!
Stephen M
Jul 24, 2012 Stephen M rated it really liked it  ·  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
Fernando
May 18, 2016 Fernando rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
”Era como si Dios hubiera puesto a prueba toda capacidad de asombro, y mantuviera a los habitantes de Macondo en un permanente vaivén entre el alborozo y el desencanto, la duda y la revelación, al extremo de que ya nadie podía saber a ciencia cierta dónde estaban los límites de la realidad.”
Esa frase de Gabriel García Márquez, ese gigante literario que nos regaló Colombia, resume perfectamente la perfección que este libro contiene. De eso se trata ese realismo mágico que transforma lo fantástico
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Gautam
Sep 20, 2015 Gautam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Brad
Feb 26, 2016 Brad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd like to think this book defies description, but I lie. It's pretty much an epic 5 generation story of a mythical Columbian town rife with magical realism. There's a lot of walking dead, dead stored in bags, dead bleeding on the streets, and the not quite dead of a peep that lives for over 500 years. Never mind the magic carpets or the thousands of people with the same damn name. It's a family that will damn well reuse a loved name over and over because they loved the originals so damn much. ...more
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
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Paul Bryant
Dec 16, 2013 Paul Bryant rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
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Jason
Apr 26, 2010 Jason rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Shira
Jan 16, 2008 Shira rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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.

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