One Hundred Years of Solitude

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Publisher: HarpPeren


Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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One Hundred Years of Solitude is a literary classic 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 Garcia Marquez 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.

Gabriel García Márquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude

Author: Michael Wood

Publisher: CUP Archive


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 116

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The author places the landmark novel into the context of modern Colombia's violent history, exploring the complex vision of Gabriel Garcâia Mâarquez.

One Hundred Years of Solitude LP

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Publisher: Harper


Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Probably García Márquez’s finest and most famous work, One Hun-dred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, alive with unforgettable men and women, and with a truth and understanding that strike the soul, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a masterpiece of the art of fiction. Gabriel García Márquez was born in 1928 in the town of Araca-taca, Colombia. Latin America’s preeminent man of letters, he is considered by many to be one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He began his writing career as a journalist and is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including Love in the Time of Cholera, The Autumn of the Patriarch, and Collected Stories. His most recent work is a memoir, Living to Tell the Tale. García Már-quez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)


Category: Latin America

Page: 422

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez's great masterpiece is the story of seven generations of the Buenedia family and of Mocondo, the town they have built. Though little more than a settlement surrounded by mountains, Mocondo has its wars and disasters, even its wonders and miracles. A microcosm of Columbian life, its secrets lie hidden, encoded in a book and only Aureliano Buendia can fathom its mysteries and reveal its shrouded destiny. Blending political reality with magic realism, fantasy with comic invention, One Hundred Years of Solitudeis one of the most daringly original works of the twentieth century.

One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez

Author: Ilan Stavans

Publisher: Salem PressInc


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 323

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Collects essays that examine the acclaimed novel, citing its original critical reception and its influence on subsequent Latin American literature and the magical realism genre.

Gabriel García Márquez

A Critical Companion

Author: Rubén Pelayo

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 179

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Examines the works of the Columbian author, describing his characters, narrative and strategies, plot development, literary devices, settings, and major themes.

One hundred years of solitude

modes of reading

Author: Regina Janes

Publisher: Twayne Pub


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Written in an easy-to-read, accessible style by teachers with years of classroom experience, Masterwork Studies are guides to the literary works most frequently studied in high school. Presenting ideas that spark imaginations, these books help students to gain background knowledge on great literature useful for papers and exams. The goal of each study is to encourage creative thinking by presenting engaging information about each work and its author. This approach allows students to arrive at sound analyses of their own, based on in-depth studies of popular literature.Each volume: -- Illuminates themes and concepts of a classic text-- Uses clear, conversational language-- Is an accessible, manageable length from 140 to 170 pages-- Includes a chronology of the author's life and era-- Provides an overview of the historical context-- Offers a summary of its critical reception-- Lists primary and secondary sources and index

One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing




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Since its publication in 1967, One Hundred Years of Solitude has sold well over 10 million copies and earned its author, Gabriel Garciacute;a Maacute;rquez, a host of awards-including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. The novel has brought about co