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Cien Años de Soledad [Paperback]

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This the most important novels written by this author which everyone must read. With this novel he won the 1982 Novel Prizze in Literature.

A dense jungle of magic and literary gusto, this book pulls you in and engulfs you with its richness and beauty. Saying it is a story of a family is like saying the New Testament is a book about a carpenter. Following the family here reveals the history of several generations, and the passions, thoughts, and myths of a labyrinth of people, related and not. Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a gifted writer, and nowhere does he write with the fervor that he does in One Hundred Years of Solitude, a pleasurable ride unmatched in modern literature.

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Pages   560
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.22" Width: 4.36" Height: 0.98"
Weight:   0.86 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2006
Publisher   Catedra
ISBN  843760494X  
ISBN13  9788437604947  

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La mejor novela de nuestros tiempos! Es obligatorio leerla!  Feb 2, 2007
Este es un libro fascinante, lleno de realismo mágico, aventuras, drama y pasión. Un libro con el que se puede identificar cualquier latinoamericano por todo lo que tiene de cotidiano y de supersticioso. La historia tiene ciertas similitudes con la Biblia (Génesis, Exodo, Evangelios) , con las Mil y Una Noches y otras literaturas; lo que hacen que leerla le parezca a uno muy familiar aparte de que el lenguaje que utiliza García Márquez es muy sencillo y cotidiano. Nadie que la lea olvidará jamás a Ursula, o a Fernanda del Carpio, a Remedios la Bella o a cualquiera de los Aurelianos o José Arcadios. Es un libro adictivo para aquellos que dan sus primeros pasos en la buena literatura.

Después del Quijote, la mejor novela escrita en español, pero también la mejor novela contemporanea de nuestros tiempos. Es por eso, impresindible leer esta genial novela.

Un atractivo extra de esta edición son las notas al pie de página que da Jacques Joset, que permiten al lector aclarar muchas dudas acerca de donde tomá el autor nombres de personajes o de lugares. A mi en lo personal, me resulto mucho más interesante, ya que tenia ciertas dudas como de donde se inspiró García Márquez para hablar del Duque de Marlborough, de Rocamadour, o de Francisco El Hombre.
I hate this book!!!!  Dec 29, 2006
It's well-written and the characters are well developed, but I must say that the story is just horrible. I'm sorry, but if this is the best literature of Latin America, I'd rather not read anymore of it. I really don't know why people like this book!
I'll stick to good Brazilian literature, such as Machado de Assis.
Cien años de soledad  Nov 5, 2006
Gabriel Garcia Marquez's masterpiece describes the history of Latin America with the Buendía family through Marquez's use of magic-realism. The novel takes the reader on a journey where anything and everything is possible. This is the heart of Latin America.
The day that the magic realism invaded the literature!   May 26, 2006
What definitively marked this subduing novel throughout the Pantheon of the immortality was to have got the perfect balance between an organic depicting coherence and a winged concatenation of fevered delirium; the accurate involvement between Eros and Psyche, that invisible sensation of getting into a new universe of unlimited possibilities, where we agree to become accomplices of this master of ceremony; wizard of the dreamy landscapes and old shaman of the word.

The multiple web of pertinent circumstances that surround that small village named Macondo were so bewitching interweaved and magically disposed that produced a febrile positive effervescence in the reader, because as the cathartic experience demands, there are neither rules nor roads. The terrible humidity of Macondo overwhelms us and in the meantime leads to new coordinates of the historic perspective, where time and space are badly drawn and the sensation of vertigo and insecurity involves the reader.

With this work, Garcia Marquez not only achieved that coveted pearl so many times described in Mythology that represents the summon of the creative pinnacle; besides he opened the gate for the rest of the world to discover that famous phrase, wedged by Vasconcelos: "Latin America: the cosmic race"

We can find similar parallelisms if we take a look around: Picasso and Guernica, Schubert and his String Quintet Op.163

This pyramidal feat so many times desired and so few times achieved, not only consolidated the prestige of his creator, but simultaneously allowed the rest of the world to acquire a vertiginous interest for other notable writers of the fantastic literature, such Onetti, Horacio Quiroga, Borges, Bioy Casares, Cortazar or Miguel Angel Asturias.
Horrible book  Apr 29, 2006
It seems as though the author's gimmick has worked. Let's write a book in a "circular" time and place pattern and confuse the hell out of all the readers. Yes, we get it, the style of writing is symbolic of the cycle of life described in the book: it is a never-ending cyclic nightmare! What most annoys me about this book, however, is the literary snobbery of pseudo-literary fans who drop the name Gabriel Garcia Marquez as if he were the biggest literary genius of all time just because he wrote a book with almost no punctuation and a jumbled up storyline! Yes, life in the Caribbean is just as frustrating as this book, and no, don't live there or read this book if you don't want to drive yourself nuts.

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