"One Hundred Years of Solitude" - Happy 50th Birthday

Gabriel García Márquez’s novel was published 50 years ago. It’s widely recognized as the masterpiece of 20th century Latin American literature – some would say all of 20th century literature. 491 more words

Great Novels

Title: One Hundred Years of Solitude

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Published in: 1967 (in Spanish), 1970 (in English)

Genre: Magic Realism

Synopsis: (from Goodreads)

Probably García Márquez finest and most famous work.

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When I grabbed Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude off the shelf to re-read, I didn’t realize it was the 50th anniversary. Stifling my academic urge to write a long literary analysis, I’ll just tell you a few things that struck me the second and third time through. 939 more words

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