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One Hundred Years of Solitude By Gabriel Garcia Marquez


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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Spanish: Cien años de Soledad, American Spanish: [sjen ˈaɲoz ðe soleˈðað]) is a landmark 1967 novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez that tells the multi-generational story of the Buendía family, whose patriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, founds the town of Macondo, a fictitious town in the country of Colombia.
The magical realist style and thematic substance of One Hundred Years of Solitude established it as an important representative novel of the literary Latin American Boom of the 1960s and 1970s, which was stylistically influenced by Modernism (European and North American) and the Cuban Vanguardia (Avant-Garde) literary movement.
Since it was first published in May 1967 in Buenos Aires by Editorial Sudamericana, One Hundred Years of Solitude has been translated into 37 languages and has sold more than 30 million copies.The novel, considered García Márquez's magnum opus, remains widely acclaimed and is recognized as one of the most significant works in the Spanish literary canon.
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 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 Buendía 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 Buendía 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 García Márquez 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.

About The Author:

GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ was born in Aracataca, Colombia in 1928, but he has lived most of
his life in Mexico and Europe. He attended the University of Bogotá and later worked as a staff
reporter and film critic for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador. In addition to ONE HUNDRED
YEARS OF SOLITUDE. he has also written two collections of short fiction, NO ONE WRITES TO THE
COLONEL and LEAF STORM (both available in Bard editions).
García Márquez currently lives with his wife and children in Barcelona.

Author Gabriel García Márquez
Original title Cien años de Soledad
Translator Gregory Rabassa
Country Colombia
Language Spanish
Genre Magic realism, novel
Publisher Harper & Row (US)
Jonathan Cape (UK)
Publication date
Published in English