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One Hundred Years of Solitude

Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
One Hundred Years of Solitude
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The story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2006
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed
ISBN: 0060883286
9780060883287
Branch Call Number: FICTION GARCIAMAR
Characteristics: 417, 16 p. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Rabassa, Gregory

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Join us for the discussion on Nov. 12, 2014. Skillfully blending the fantastic, the mythical and the commonplace in a humorous and powerful narrative, García Márquez tells a moving tale of people locked in isolation, partly of their own making and partly due to U.S. and European cultural and poli... Read More »

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.


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Dec 12, 2014
  • aliceinoz rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This book has received a lot of praise, but personally I got 3/4 of the way through and had to give up. It was my first introduction to magical realism, in which things are presented as just reality that are magical (or unnatural/illogical). Not knowing to expect that, I was often confused. There's also a lot of people throughout generations with the same name and it's hard to keep track of who is who.

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