One Hundred Years of Solitude
By Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Harper Perennial Modern Classics, Paperback, 9780061120091, 448pp.)
Publication Date: June 2006
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One of the most influential literary works of our time, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a dazzling and original achievement by the masterful Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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.
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.
“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