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One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)

by Gabriel García Márquez

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The rise and fall, birth and death, of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family.
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This is the last book in recent memory I was excited to read. I took it on dates to the park, the cemetery, the front lawn of the Nelson. What a beautiful book. Hi Lauren!

"I only made it through about fifty years of solitude"- Dad. ( )
  uncleflannery | May 16, 2020 |
DNF - quit reading after 60 pages ( )
  Phaer1 | May 15, 2020 |
Very Very Weird Book ( )
  Kelmanel | Apr 17, 2020 |
It is a story about the Buendia family over six generations, most of whom seem to be called Jose, or Arccadio or both. They are given a parchment by some gypsies and 100 years later is is deciphered by a descendant of the recipient.

There seems to be a lot of revolutions going on, blended with some very surreal moments; almost bordering on fantasy at the time. The narrative is very dense, and I was not really aware when the story moved from one generation to the next.

Can't think of much more to say about this, as I really didn't enjoy it at all. At least I never need read it again. ( )
  PDCRead | Apr 6, 2020 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
García Márquez, Gabrielprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Broek, C.A.G. van denTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cicogna, EnricoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Packer, NeilIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rabassa, GregoryTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rossi, MattiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Toelke, CathleenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.
Muchos años después, frente al pelotón de fusilamiento, el coronel Aureliano Buendía había de recordar aquella tarde remota en que su padre lo llevó a conocer el hielo.
(Albanian)
Shumë vjet më vonë, përballë togës së pushkatimit, kolonel Aureliano Buendía-s do t’i kujtohej ajo pasdite e largët kur i ati e çoi të shihte akullin.
(Bulgarian)
Много години по-късно, пред взвода за разстрел, полковник Аурелиано Буендия щеше да си спомни онзи далечен подиробед, когато баща му го заведе да види леда.
(Chinese, Taiwan, Traditional script)
許多年後,當邦廸亞上校面對行刑槍隊時,他便會想起他父親帶他去找冰塊的那個遙遠的下午。
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"[Y]ou'd be good in a war," she said. "Where you put your eye, you put your bullet."
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Da José Arcadio ad Aureliano, dalla scoperta del ghiaccio alla decifrazione delle pergamene di Melquíades: sette generazioni di Buendía inseguono un destino ineluttabile. Con questo romanzo tumultuoso che usa i toni della favola, sorretto da un linguaggio portentoso e da una prodigiosa fantasia, Gabriel García Márquez ha saputo rifondare la realtà e, attraverso Macondo, creare un vero e proprio paradigma dell'esistenza umana. Un universo di solitudini incrociate, impenetrabili ed eterne, in cui galleggia una moltitudine di eroi. Edizione del cinquantenario (1967-2017).
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Melquiades warns,
a message recieved late,
beware of the ants.
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3 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 014118499X, 014103243X, 0141045639

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