Not one of the easier books to read as it is difficult to distinguish what is real and what is myth. It takes a bit of an effort to begin but once you are deep into the story you begin to like the world of fantasy that Marquez has built consisting of mythical heroes and supernatural elements. 171 more words
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Anadarko has commenced drilling offshore from Raglan on the NZ North Island west coast in 1.5km of water, aiming to drill 2x that far again below ground level. 569 more words
Gabriel Garcia Marquez begins his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude with this line: “Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.” What a marvelous way to begin a story, so alive with the world in its very clauses, just as William Blake suggests exist within a grain of sand. 668 more words
It is always a good idea to study ones mistakes so as to avoid repeating them. In that light, we will compare and contrast the two man-made disasters will shape the legacy of the Obama Administration: BP’s Macondo oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Affordable Care Act, a/k/a Obamacare.
Continuing my research on magical realism, I was thrilled to come across the following article in O Magazine by Dr. Lois Parkinson Zamora. I’ve cut and pasted it here with links to Lois’s book – and gratitude that magical realism is getting well deserved coverage like this in even the most mainstream of media. 628 more words
Colonization, Once & For All: Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude & Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth
In Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, the intrusion by foreign forces in the town of Macondo spurs into motion a domino effect of political shifts. 1,488 more words