Rosemary For Remembrance: Part 1

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

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Welcome to the Bolivian Mountains, Where Magical Realism Is a Way of Life

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

Spirituality

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

One hundred years of the Buendía family living, loving and obsessing in the magical Macondo.

Favorite quotes:

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.”

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What Time is it Anyways?

by Charles V.

When reading One Hundred Years of Solitude, the audience becomes completely lost within the novel; this is due to its timeless nature. 385 more words

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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

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Again and Again

By Grace L.

In writing 100 years of Solitude Gabriel Marquez chooses to emphasize the fantastic and surreal, closely linking this novel  to magic.  To balance this style of writing he employs both a linear and circular timeline.   534 more words

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Quote of the Week

Death really did not matter to him but life did, and therefore the sensation he felt when they gave their decision was not a feeling of fear but of nostalgia.

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