One Hundred Years of Solitude
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 Buendi 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 Buendi 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 Garci a Ma 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.
This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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Review: One Hundred Years of SolitudeUser Review - Nine - Goodreads
I know that anyone who openly admits their hate for this book is branded as dumb or ignorant by the pseudo-intellectuals who can't accept a healthy divergence of opinions surrounding their favorite ... Read full review
Review: One Hundred Years of SolitudeUser Review - Riku Sayuj - Goodreads
Impressive novel. Nobel Prize winner. And, exactly the amount of time one would need to read all the books on my Kindle. Single Quote Review: 'I had to live for 20 years and write 4 books of ... Read full review