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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 2008 by Cambridge University Press (first published May 31st 1990)
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Henok
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
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.
Shaghig Daghlian-Barsoumian
I couldn't stop reading it till i finished ....in two days .... something in it made me in love. though i know many friends didn't like the idea of it ....
Dresden
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this book years ago and it still remains one of my favorites.
Ruta Juzulenaite
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The conditions of a solitary bird are five: First, that it flies to the highest point. Second, that it does not seek after company, not even its own kind. Third, that it aims its beak to the wind. Fourth, that it has no definite color. Fifth, that it sings very sweetly. (John of the Cross: Sayings of Light and Love)

Perfect narrative illutration to what St John of the Cross sang.
Anna
Jul 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reading, favorites
It lures me in every time I pick it up off the shelf.
Marty Lainz
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
REALISMO MAGICO , SITUATIONS WHEN REALITY BECOMES ONE WITH TALES AND STORIES BEYOND A LOGICAL EXPLANATION , STORIES SHARED THROUGHOUT YEARS , MAYBE CENTURIES , ABOUT A SAGA INVOLVING GENERATIONS OF FAMILIES HAVING LASTS NAMES IN COMMON , STIGMA , SIMILARITIES OVER TOTEM AND TABOO , OVER GOOD AND EVIL , OVER SLAVERY DIMENSIONAL OF TIME , THE ORIGINS OF A DUSTY VILLAGE (MACONDO) , INGENUITY TRANSFORMED IN CHRONICLES , GUILT , SIN , SHAME ......PERHAPS A DESCRIPTION OF ANY GIVEN SMALL TOWN , IN A C ...more
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Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Even though I'm from Argentina myslef, I've never read a book by an Latin author before. However, after a literature project in school I came upon this book and it was a-ma-zing. I was so enthralled by this book that it was physically impossible for me to put down. I've never read something like this before and I can't begin to explain how magnificent not only the plot is, but the characters and the retelling of this wonderful story. I have to addmit that is was rather hard to follow from time t ...more
Luis Olivier Mayorga
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before, unafraid to reference or not reference, put it in a blender, shit on it, love it, eat it, give birth to it"
Lisa Woods
May 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This still might be one of my favourite books.
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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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