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One Hundred Years of Solitude Garcia Marquez, Gabriel/ Rabassa, Gregory 1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0060883286
ISBN-13: 9780060883287
Sku: 31248388
Publish Date: 3/1/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  417
Age Range:  NA
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One of the 20th century's enduring works, "One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize– winning career.

The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendí a family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendí a family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel Garcí a Má rquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master.

Alternately reverential and comical, "One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.

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A celebration of the endless variety of life in the mythical village of Macondo chronicles the story of the Buendia family, set against the background of the evolution and eventual decadence of the small South American town.
A beguiling mix of politics, magic, romance, and sex, the saga of the mysterious history of the Buendia family of the village of Macondo does nothing less than recapitulate the entire history of the human race. Written with little regard for traditional novelistic conventions, Garcia Marquez's novel incorporates emotional responses in lieu of plot, a cyclical approach to fractured time lines, and many different characters with similar or identical names. The first of a wave of Spanish-language novels characterized by what came to be known as magical realism, ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE was an immediate success on its initial publication and was translated into more than 40 languages. It established Garcia Marquez as one of the preeminent authors of his generation.
Author Bio
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez began his career as a journalist for a series of liberal South American newspapers in the late 1940s. Eventually, he began to write fiction, and became part of "The Boom", the second generation of Latin-American writers. Many of his early works were dark and melancholy, influenced by Kafka. In the mid-'60s, Garcia Marquez went through a period of writer's block, but emerged from it with the idea for his masterwork, ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE set the standard for a literary style that would come to be called Magical Realism. Many of his stories take place in the fictional town of Macondo, a location that seems inspired by William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County, and is based on Garcia Marquez's own village of Aracataca. Garcia Marquez won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982. He is a close friend of Cuban President Fidel Castro and as a result was denied entry to the United States for 33 years, though afterwards he also become a friend of President Bill Clinton. After surviving a bout with cancer in the 1990s, Marquez published MEMORIES OF MY MELANCHOLY WHORES (2004) and in 2008 was rumored to be finishing another novel.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0417
Product attributePublisher:   HarperCollins Publishers
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