One Hundred Years of Solitude

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Harper Perennial Modern Classics, Paperback, 9780060883287, 448pp.)

Publication Date: February 2, 2006

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Description

One Hundred 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, and alive with unforgettable men and women -- brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul -- this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction.




About the Author

Gabriel GarcÍa MÁrquez was born in Colombia in 1927. His many books include The Autumn of the Patriarch; No One Writes to the Colonel; Love in the Time of Cholera; a memoir, Living to Tell the Tale; and, most recently, a novel, Memories of My Melancholy Whores. Gabriel GarcÍa MÁrquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.




NPR
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

The master of magic realism was the region's best-known writer. His novels were filled with miraculous events and characters; love and madness; wars, dreams and death. He died Thursday at 87. More at NPR.org

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Praise For One Hundred Years of Solitude

“More lucidity, wit, wisdom, and poetry than is expected from 100 years of novelists, let alone one man.”
-Washington Post Book World

“The first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race.”
-William Kennedy, New York Times Book Review

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