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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.
Title: One Hundred Years of Solitude
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
How it fulfills the challenge: Márquez is from Colombia, and I’ve never been outside of North America… 221 more words
The feeling is that our civilization will end at the precise moment that our knowledge and prosperity reaches its pinnacle:
He had already understood that he would never leave that room, for it was foreseen that the city of mirrors (or mirages) would be wiped out by the wind and exiled from the memory of men at the precise moment when Aureliano Babilonia would finish deciphering the parchments, and that everything written on them was unrepeatable since time immemorial and forever more, because races condemned to one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth.
And then Trump was elected.
“Tell Mauricio Babilonia, over there in Macondo, to release the yellow butterflies,
for the war has ended.”
It seems like it was just a few days ago since I finished Gabriel García Márquez’s 407 more words
Hello, hello! I hope you’re all having a wonderfully bookish day. Since I’m currently away at college and don’t have access to all of my books at home, I thought I would do this Scavenger Hunt Book Tag using photos I’ve posted on my… 660 more words