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One Hundred Years Of Solitude

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Book Summary of One Hundred Years Of Solitude

This magical realist novel tells the history of the Buendias family, the founders of Macondo, a remote South American settlement. In the world of the novel there is a Spanish galleon beached in the jungle, a flying carpet, and an iguana in a woman's womb. It won the 1982 Nobel Prize for literature.

About the Author
Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (Spanish pronunciation: [?a???jel ?ar?sia ?markes]; born March 6, 1927) is a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. He is considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982, and is the earliest winner of this prize to be still alive. He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics. In 1958, he married Mercedes Barcha; they have two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo.

Details of Book: One Hundred Years Of Solitude (BSID:62580)

Book One Hundred Years Of Solitude
Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN 0140157514
ISBN-13 9780140157512, 978-0140157512
Binding paperback
Publisher Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd
Publishing Date 1996
Number of Pages 422
Language English

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Chris March 27, 2012 review from Goodreads

Revised 28 March 2012Huh? Oh. Oh, man. Wow.I just had the weirdest dream.There was this little town, right? And everybody had, like, the same two names. And there was this guy who lived under a tree and a lady who ate dirt and some other guy who just made little gold fishes all the time. And som...

brian October 04, 2008 review from Goodreads

i remember the day i stopped watching cartoons: in my living room after school fully absorbed in an episode of thundercats in which a few of the cats were trapped in some kind of superbubble thing -- and it hit me that, being cartoons, the characters could just be erased and re-drawn outside the...

Adam March 28, 2008 review from Goodreads

So I know that I'm supposed to like this book because it is a classic and by the same author who wrote Love in the Time of Cholera. Unfortunately, I just think it is unbelievably boring with a jagged plot that seems interminable. Sure, the language is interesting and the first line is the stuff o...

Shan January 06, 2012 review from Goodreads

Imagine you work the night shift stocking shelves in a grocery store with seven other misfit insomniacs. Itâ??s a new job in a new town. You are still fairly young; a bit green and romantic (if you were ever those things), though you like to believe youâ??re not. The store opens at 6. A dark summerâ??s...

Laura June 11, 2008 review from Goodreads

More like A Hundred Years of Torture. I read this partly in a misguided attempt to expand my literary horizons and partly because my uncle was a big fan of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Then again, he also used to re-read Ulysses for fun, which just goes to show that you should never take book advice f...

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