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One Hundred Years of Solitude (original 1967; edition 1991)

by Gabriel García Márquez (Author)

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Title:One Hundred Years of Solitude
Authors:Gabriel García Márquez (Author)
Info:Harpercollins Publisher (1991), Edition: Reprint, 422 pages
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (1967)

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http://librosenlahierba.blogspot.com/2011/01/cien-anos-de-soledad-gabriel-garcia...

Desde que leí El amor en los tiempos del cólera, supe que García Márquez debía convertirse en uno de mis autores de cabecera pero el paso del tiempo, y la ocupación de la vida diaria, han hecho que se mantenga en uno de los autores más nombrados en mi lista de libros por leer.
A pesar de estar leyendo otro libro, cuando Cien años de soledad apareció encima de la mesa, por azar, decidí empezarlo sin más. Y es que las interrupciones, la interminable lectura y el paso del tiempo no afectan para nada a esta novela. Es casi como ver una telenovela un lunes y no volver a caer en el canal hasta el lunes siguiente: siempre te pones al día. Si bien no me salté ni una coma, me perdí entre los personajes de un modo real e imaginario. La Wikipedia es una gran ayuda en estos casos y a falta de una edición con genealogía incluida, tuve que recurrir en varias ocasiones a ella para poder recordar quién era quién. Claro, todo acrecentado por la multiplicación de Aurelianos, Arcadios y Úrsulas. Casi parecía la familia real de algún reino medieval (o el Casal de Barcelona entre Ramon Berenguer I y Berenguer Ramon IV).
Este comentario va a ser muy corto porque considero que es una obra que debe ser leída y, sobre todo, porque creo que como un libro mágico cada persona le encuentra un significado diferente.
Para mí es como una breve (aunque no tanto) Historia de la Humanidad y en ella se pueden encontrar las grandes etapas de la vida: las guerras, las paces, los amores y desamores que marcaron historia y hasta el Diluvio. Todo de un modo cíclico que nos envuelve y no nos deja escapar.
Es un libro que volveré a leer, esta vez sin interrupciones. Entonces, seguro que encontraré una nueva historia.

Nota: 7/10
Destaco: la repetición de los hechos, casi como en un programa de televisión para niños, hace que cada vez resulte una nueva historia.
Algo negativo: a veces te pierdes en la historia y a menudo he tenido que empezar de nuevo el capítulo.
Recomiendo: buscar una edición que tenga árbol genealógico incluido, de gran uso.
  felixbrun | Jun 13, 2019 |
La edición popular del Quijote con la que la Real Academia Española y la Asociación de Academias han conmemorado, en el IV Centenario, la publicación de la primera parte, ha merecido una extraordinaria acogida en los dos años en que ha estado en circulación. Ello ha llevado a las Academias a proyectar una serie de ediciones conmemorativas ocasionales, y de circulación limitada, de los grandes clásicos hispánicos de todos los tiempos. Al diseñar, junto con las demás Academias, el programa del IV Congreso Internacional de la Lengua Española, propuso la Academia Colombiana homenajear a Gabriel García Márquez, quien pocos días antes del Congreso cumplirá ochenta años, con una cuidada edición popular de Cien años de soledad, novela que, a lo largo de cuarenta años (1967-2007), millones de lectores han consagrado como obra literaria universal. Al igual que en la reciente edición académica del Quijote, el interés prioritario del trabajo preparatorio se ha centrado en el texto de la novela. Para ello se han examinado todos los fragmentos publicados con anterioridad a la primera edición, y su cotejo con esta muestra con claridad el trabajo primoroso que García Márquez realiza hasta el último momento para dar con el término preciso, el mimo con que cuida la gramática, y su esfuerzo por lograr la expresión más rica en sugerencias
  Haijavivi | Jun 6, 2019 |
while interesting, it was just so long ( )
  sandra.pinkerton83 | Apr 16, 2019 |
endlessly long ( )
  mmccoyy | Mar 23, 2019 |
I can’t recall the last time I read a book that challenged my reading skills as much as this one has. First, it’s an epic tale of Latin American history focused on seven generations of one family. It’s set in the magically realist city of Macondo, and it features gypsies, innumerable civil wars, European colonialists, marital infidelity, incest, and multiple characters who share the same name. And one character who spontaneously ascends to heaven simply because she’s too beautiful to remain on Earth. And speaking of Earth, that’s the preferred sustenance—yes, dirt—of another character.

Marquez’s writing style is a unique amalgam of Cervantes, Swift, and Faulkner. I think I understood about 30% of what I read—which is not to say the novel isn’t good. It’s brilliant. I mean, the guy won a Nobel Prize. But’s it’s just way beyond my reach. This is the kind of literature that needs to be read communally, with the help of other intelligent readers who can help build meaning from the text. It takes a village, but I read this alone. More’s the pity. ( )
  jimrgill | Mar 12, 2019 |
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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Mnogo će se godina kasnije, pred streljačkim vodom, pukovnik Aureliano Buendía sjetiti tog davnog poslijepodneva kada ga je otac poveo da upozna led.
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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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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0060883286, Paperback)

"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."

It is typical of Gabriel García Márquez that it will be many pages before his narrative circles back to the ice, and many chapters before the hero of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Buendía, stands before the firing squad. In between, he recounts such wonders as an entire town struck with insomnia, a woman who ascends to heaven while hanging laundry, and a suicide that defies the laws of physics:

A trickle of blood came out under the door, crossed the living room, went out into the street, continued on in a straight line across the uneven terraces, went down steps and climbed over curbs, passed along the Street of the Turks, turned a corner to the right and another to the left, made a right angle at the Buendía house, went in under the closed door, crossed through the parlor, hugging the walls so as not to stain the rugs, went on to the other living room, made a wide curve to avoid the dining-room table, went along the porch with the begonias, and passed without being seen under Amaranta's chair as she gave an arithmetic lesson to Aureliano José, and went through the pantry and came out in the kitchen, where Úrsula was getting ready to crack thirty-six eggs to make bread.
"Holy Mother of God!" Úrsula shouted.

The story follows 100 years in the life of Macondo, a village founded by José Arcadio Buendía and occupied by descendants all sporting variations on their progenitor's name: his sons, José Arcadio and Aureliano, and grandsons, Aureliano José, Aureliano Segundo, and José Arcadio Segundo. Then there are the women--the two Úrsulas, a handful of Remedios, Fernanda, and Pilar--who struggle to remain grounded even as their menfolk build castles in the air. If it is possible for a novel to be highly comic and deeply tragic at the same time, then One Hundred Years of Solitude does the trick. Civil war rages throughout, hearts break, dreams shatter, and lives are lost, yet the effect is literary pentimento, with sorrow's outlines bleeding through the vibrant colors of García Márquez's magical realism. Consider, for example, the ghost of Prudencio Aguilar, whom José Arcadio Buendía has killed in a fight. So lonely is the man's shade that it haunts Buendía's house, searching anxiously for water with which to clean its wound. Buendía's wife, Úrsula, is so moved that "the next time she saw the dead man uncovering the pots on the stove she understood what he was looking for, and from then on she placed water jugs all about the house."

With One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel García Márquez introduced Latin American literature to a world-wide readership. Translated into more than two dozen languages, his brilliant novel of love and loss in Macondo stands at the apex of 20th-century literature. --Alix Wilber

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:14 -0400)

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Tells the story of the Buendia family, set against the background of the evolution and eventual decadence of a small South American town.

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