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One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)

by Gabriel García Márquez, Price kelly (Author)

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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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  farrhon | May 13, 2021 |
This was slow going for me at first, mostly because I was so viscerally disgusted by the description of the child marriage story with the first Remedios that it negatively colored most of the section that focused on Colonel Aureliano Buendia. Fuck that guy. However by the time it got to Fernanda and her amazing Gothic background making funeral wreaths in a decaying manor while her parents told her she would be a queen one day—I mean, shit, that’s tailor-made for me—I was all in and stayed in until that ending, which I loved. ( )
  jobinsonlis | May 11, 2021 |
I have tried reading this 3 times. I just can't do it. I am been trying to decide if I don't like the characters or if it's the style of storytelling. I think it's both. ( )
  KittyCunningham | Apr 26, 2021 |
The novel is loaded with the use of symbolism that can confuse some readers. It is a difficult book, but an excellent one. This book is pure poetry. There are many truths about human experiences hidden between these pages. Readers will need to pay close attention to avoid confusion. Still, the writing is beautiful and brilliant. He is an author who has definitely left his mark on world literature. ( )
  FatimaCastelao | Apr 6, 2021 |
A crazily great book with a hotch-potch of story lines, that intrigues more than it excites and leaves a grueling aftertaste for hours after you've finished reading.

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  prabin_Pp | Mar 19, 2021 |
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» Add other authors (31 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
García Márquez, Gabrielprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Price kellyAuthormain 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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The rise and fall, birth and death, of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family.

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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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