One Hundred Years of Solitude (Oprah's Book Club)

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9780060740450: One Hundred Years of Solitude (Oprah's Book Club)

One of the twentieth century's most beloved and acclaimed novels, available in a special limited slip-cased edition.

In 1967, One Hundred Years of Solitude launched Gabriel Garcia Marquez to international fame, and cemented his reputation as a literary legend. A central figure in the Latin Boom, Garcia Marquez was the most celebrated practitioner of the literary style that has become known as magic realism, and in 1982, received the highest literary achievement: the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Chilean poet and Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda called One Hundred Years of Solitude, -the greatest revelation in the Spanish language since Don Quixote of Cervantes.- In the New York Times legendary critic John Leonard proclaimed, -with a single bound, Gabriel Garcia Marquez leaps onto the stage with Gunter Grass and Vladimir Nabokov.- And writer William Kennedy has hailed Garcia Marquez's masterpiece as, -the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race. Mr. Garcia Marquez has done nothing less than to create in the reader a sense of all that is profound, meaningful, and meaningless in life.-

Over four decades after its publication, One Hundred Years of Solitude remains one of the most beloved and venerated books in world literature. A rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, it tells the story of the mythical town of Macondo through the lives of seven generations of the doomed Buendia family. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendias, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude interweaves the political, personal, and spiritual, bringing a new consciousness to storytelling; this radiant work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.

This special edition is a re-designed jacketed hardcover featuring colored endpapers in a beautiful, elegant slipcase.

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One of the world's most famous novels, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, blends the natural with the supernatural in one of the most magical reading experiences on earth.

'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'

Gabriel García Márquez's great masterpiece is the story of seven generations of the Buendía family and of Macondo, the town they have built. Though little more than a settlement surrounded by mountains, Macondo has its wars and disasters, even its wonders and its miracles. A microcosm of Columbian life, its secrets lie hidden, encoded in a book, and only Aureliano Buendía can fathom its mysteries and reveal its shrouded destiny. Blending political reality with magic realism, fantasy and comic invention, One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the most daringly original works of the twentieth century.

'Dazzling' The New York Times

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"More lucidity, wit, wisdom, and poetry than is expected from 100 years of novelists, let alone one man."--Washington Post Book World

"The first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race."--William Kennedy, New York Times Book Review

More lucidity, wit, wisdom, and poetry than is expected from 100 years of novelists, let alone one man. --Washington Post Book World"

The first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race. --William Kennedy, New York Times Book Review"

-More lucidity, wit, wisdom, and poetry than is expected from 100 years of novelists, let alone one man.---Washington Post Book World

-The first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race.---William Kennedy, New York Times Book Review

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