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While used to the magical realism genre, Marquez usage and prose were a treat for me to read. I have patience for a lot of excesses, like verbiage and chocolate, but not for pages featuring three generations of people with the same names.

More like A Hundred Years of Torture. It is the reason for the location of the founding of Macondo, but it is also a symbol of the fate of Macondo. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Today is Monday too. The only way to retain your sanity is to remember your history and cling to it, or prepare to go insane. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Colonel Aureliano Buendia was amused at his alarm. The Aurelianos, on the other hand, were leaders of revolution. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I finally tore out the family tree at the beginning of the book and used it as a bookmark!

Yes, my review can be condensed into three words: With three-dimensional characters rather than two-dimensional ones, this could have been a fabulous book.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Even with the family tree in the front of the book, it was difficult to tell which Arcadio or Jose or Aureliano was which – especially given the fact that so many of the characters lived past With these and other countless examples throughout the text, Marquez created a magical realism genre that is still widely in use by Latino writers and others around the world today.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Not unrelatedly, the tone has ample visual imagery, with superb attention to detail and just the right quantity and nature of the detail that surrounds everyday life to help prod the story along.

The work was partially based on his parents’ courtship and was adapted into a film starring Javier Bardem.


It taught me that sun and rain follow each other, even though we might have to wait for four years, eleven months and two days for rain to stop falling sometimes. View all 22 comments. His earliest stories were published as early as the s, yet in while living in Mexico City with his young family, he completed Solitude in a mere eighteen months.

It is to emphasise the cyclical nature of time, in my opinion, that names of principal characters are repeated in every generation, sometimes to the confusion of the reader, easily rectified by going back to the family tree provided in the start of the book.

100 godina samoće (English translation)

It follows the lineage of his descendants – many living mythically long lives and bringing in enchanted aspects. The air was so damp that fish could have come in through the doors and swum out the windows. Yet the same mistakes and characteristics occur: Look at the sky, look at the walls, look at the begonias.

Jose Arcadio Buendia, decides one day in his small, rather impoverished town, set in South America Colombia, in the early ‘sthat he wants to leave, say goodbye forever to the relatives, a killing makes him feel uncomfortable there, taking his pregnant wife Ursula, his first cousin, explore the mysterious landsbeyond the unknown horizon, with his followers and friends, over the treacherous mountains, through the dense, noisy, jungles, full of wild animals, and sickness A relic who fathered seventeen sons of the same name and grew to become Macondo’s most respected citizen, his spirit of adventure and discovery repeated itself in the descendants who bore his name.

Determined to decipher the gypsies secret to the universe, they holed themselves up in an alchemist’s lab, rarely seen by the outside world.

I kept waiting for Marquez to focus on one character long enough to make me care about what happened to him or her, but he never did, choosing instead to introduce new characters more Aurelianos And slowly the outside begins to discover this town, for better or worse.

Sto godina samoće

By focusing on the external side of things, and by never allowing his characters to speak for themselves the dialogue in the book amounts to about five pages, if thatMarquez keeps his reader samkce getting to know his characters, and from understanding why they do the 1000 they do. On an uber-disturbing note, Marquez has once again as he did in Love in the Time of Cholera written a grown man having sex with a girl as young as Unfortunately, I just think it is unbelievably boring with a jagged plot that seems interminable.


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Has it really happened? Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. All good intentions go awry, indeed, One Hundred Years of Solitude challenges the progress or lack thereof of society.

Other than I know that Amarantha is somehow fierce it’s difficult to describe the rest of the characters personalities. Share your thoughts with other customers. History gets back at them again and again and every generation is but a repeat of the past. Maybe I can write about the role of women in Garcia’s books. At first no one took him seriously. It taught me that there are as many recipes for love as there are lovers in the world, and that human beings are lazy and energetic, good and bad, young and old, ugly and beautiful, honest and dishonest, happy and sad, all at the same time, – together and lonely.

Riblja Čorba – godina samoće lyrics + English translation

Sure, it’s an epic tragedy following a long line of familial insanity, but that doesn’t stop the people from eating dirt, coming back from the dead, spreading a plague of contagious insomnia, or enjoying a nice thunderstorm of yellow flowers. He wrote many acclaimed non-fiction works and short stories, but is best-known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera Sure, the language is interesting and the first line is the stuff of University English courses.

Incessant, pointless civil wars. He was unable to bear in his soul the crushing weight of so much past. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

I first read this book more than twenty years ago, and it has remained part of my authorial psyche ever since.