One Hundred Years of Solitude
An acknowledged masterpiece, this is the story of seven generations of the Buendia family and of Macondo, the town they have built. Though little more than a settlement surrounded by mountains, Macondo has its wars and disasters, even its wonders and miracles. A microcosm of Columbian life, its... show more
An acknowledged masterpiece, this is the story of seven generations of the Buendia family and of Macondo, the town they have built. Though little more than a settlement surrounded by mountains, Macondo has its wars and disasters, even its wonders and miracles. A microcosm of Columbian life, its secrets lie hidden, encoded in a book and only Aureliano Buendia can fathom its mysteries and reveal its shrouded destiny. Blending political reality with magic realism, fantasy with comic invention, "One Hundred Years of Solitude" is one of the most daringly original works of the twentieth century.
Publish date: 2000
Pages no: 422
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Magical Realism
, Spanish Literature
, Latin American
While this book is one the surface a novel about a family, it is hard to shake the idea that the book is also about the power of reading. In some ways, the story is about the power of the reader to create life, to give the characters life beyond what the writer of the story can do. It is important...
(Original Review, 1981-02-27)I love One Hundred Years of Solitude, in my top three books. When I first read it, it was quite confusing, with all the names the same - and so sad and funny. Not to skip ahead, but I still remember that none of it really made sense until I read the very last page - and ...
I finally finished this! I took forever for multiple reasons. First--I started and restarted probably four or five times, because I was quickly finding myself lost as to what was happening. After a while, I just went with it--though also checked out the text version to go back and forth. I also ...
WARNINGS WARNINGS I don't recommend this book if you feel uncomfortable with books that depict graphically* Pedophilia/rape [ A 9 year old girl forced to marry and later bear a child to a grown man (hide spoiler)]* Incest/child abuse [ The Buendia family members are constantly falling in love with c...
When I found this book in the library, I noticed it was surrounded by other books whose purpose was to analyze and explain it. I wondered if I would need to check one of those out, too, but I decided to venture understanding this modern classic on my own first. I didn’t succeed, and if I want to, I’...