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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel…

One Hundred Years of Solitude (original 1967; edition 2003)

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.
Title:One Hundred Years of Solitude
Authors:Gabriel García Márquez
Info:Harper, Mass Market Paperback, 417 pages
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (1967)

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Told in a reminiscent manner, in the solitude of remembrance, sprinkled with magical realism. A fictional reflection on historical events. Portrays the cycles of war and love and the different ways and reasons that each person contributes to those events. The different ways people react to technology and other aspects of life. The way the community reacts to various situations. Set primarily in a small town of Macondo which was very difficult to find until a government official placed in on a map. Follows a family through the generations to see how each contributes to their society. Change is risky as sometimes it can help, sometimes it can hurt. Each handles change differently.

The book is sometimes really eloquent and other times a bit difficult to decipher. Hard to follow the flow of events and too many characters going across various times prevents appropriate transitions. Each era is a reflection of its own. The diversity of responses highlights differences, but the way it is written, prevents an immersive experience.
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  Eugene_Kernes | Jun 4, 2024 |
Not a fan of magical realism ( )
  denmoir | Apr 27, 2024 |
A sad and enchanting book. ( )
  Chrissylou62 | Apr 11, 2024 |
Cien años de soledad es una historia perfecta: tragedia, triunfo y el círculo de la vida. Desde las primeras líneas hasta la última página, Gabriel García Márquez, mezcla magia con realidad para crear personajes inolvidables. Es el primer libro que leo en español y la poesía de cada línea me hace enamorarme aún más del idioma.

It is a flawless representation of the human experience. I will read it again in English and again in Spanish and treasure this work for all of its profound insights. ( )
  Andrew.Lafleche | Mar 15, 2024 |
  AnkaraLibrary | Feb 23, 2024 |
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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.
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.
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.
Molts anys després, enfront de l'escamot d'afusellament, el Coronel Aureliano Buendía hauria de recordar aquella vesprada remota en què el seu pare el va portar a conéixer el gel.
"[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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