The central motif of this piece is solitude and memory. What follows is not an essay per se, but an attempt to explore the motif in a different way: sometimes through a poem or song lyric; sometimes through an excerpt from a novel; sometimes a prose piece on scientific research; or even, in one case, through a moment in a film. 2,111 more words
In 1940s-era Latin America, a new genre of literature started to take off. Magic realism, initially inspired by the Surrealist art movement, started to gain major traction when Gabriel Garcia Marquez published his epic… 671 more words
One hundred years of the Buendía family living, loving and obsessing in the magical Macondo.
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Best opening line ever: “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.”
The book that needs no introduction and has been sitting of hundreds of bookshelves, meaning to be read someday. I bought this book sometime last year and it sat on my shelves collecting dust for months, and even after Mr. 653 more words