Cien años de soledad review · eBook or Kindle ePUB

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The Buendi a family one sees all of humanity just as in the history myths growth and decay of Macondo one sees all of Latin AmericaLove and lust war and revolution riches and poverty youth and senility the variety of life the endlessness of death the search for peace and truth these universal themes dominate the novel Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government Gabriel Garci a Ma ruez always w. Mystical and captivatingOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Nobel laureate Gabriel García Máruez first published in 1967 in his native Colombia and then first published in English in 1970 is a uniue literary experience overwhelming in its virtuosity and magnificent in scopeI recall my review of Tolstoy’s War and Peace trying to describe a book like it and realizing there are no other books like it; it is practically a genre unto itself That said One Hundred Years of Solitude is a masterpiece of narrative ability and is itself uniue as a statement but reminiscent of many other great books Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago Lowry’s Under the Volcano Buck’s The Good Earth and Joyce’s Ulysses were the works that I thought of while reading but no doubt this is a one of a kindUsing all of the literary devices I have ever learned and making up many as he went along García Máruez established a new epoch of descriptive resonance Magic realism and hyperbole abound in his fantastic history of the mythical town of Macondo separated by mountains and a swamp road from everything else and of the Buendía family whose lifeblood was the dramatic heart of the village from inception until the fateful endGarcía Máruez employs incestuous and repetitive family situations to emphasize his chronicle and a dynamic characterization that is labyrinthine in its complexity Dark humor walks the ancient halls of the ancestral mansion home along with the ghosts of those who have come before Incredibly García Máruez ties it all together into a complete and prophetically sound ending that breathes like poetry to the finishFinally I must concede that this review is wholly inadeuate This is a book that must be read 2018 I had a conversation about this book recently and I was asked what was the big dealwhy was this so special It had been a while since I had read but my response was that after turning the last page I was struck dumb had to walk the earth metaphorically for a few days to gather my thoughts on what I had read really than that what I had experienced I read alot of books and a book that smacks me like that deserves some reflectionAnother indicator to me and this is also subjective is that I have thought about this book freuently since I read a book and enjoy it was entertained and escaped for a while into the writer's world and then I finish and write a review slap a 3 star on it and go to the next book There are some books years later that I have to refresh my memory who wrote that what was it about Not so with 100 years Like so many other five star ratings this one has stayed with me and I think about Macondo sometimes and can see the weeds and vines growing up through the hardwood floors This is a special book

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Cien años de soledadRites with the simplicity ease and purity that are the mark of a masterAlternately reverential and comical One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political personal and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling Translated into dozens of languages this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human raceThis PS edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book including author interviews recommended reading an. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Maruez is a tremendous piece of literature It's not an easy read You're not going to turn its pages like you would the latest John Grisham novel or The DaVinci Code You have to read each page soaking up every word immersing yourself in the imagery Mr Maruez says that he tells the story as his grandmother used to tell stories to him with a brick face That's useful to remember while reading because that is certainly the tone the book takes If you can get through the first 50 pages you will enjoy it But those 50 are a doozy It's hard to keep track of the characters at times mainly because they are all named Jose Arcadio or Aureliano but a family tree at the beginning of my edition was helpful The book follows the Buendia family from the founding of fictional Macondo to a fitting and fulfilling conclusion The family goes through wars marriages many births and deaths as well as several technological advances and invasions by gypsies and banana companies trust me the banana company is important You begin to realize as matriarch Ursula does that as time passes time does not really pass for this family but turns in a circle And as the circle closes on Macondo and the Buendias you realize that Mr Maruez has taken you on a remarkable journey in his literature Recommended but be prepared for a hard read

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Cien años de soledad review · eBook or Kindle ePUB Û One of the 20th century's enduring works One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize winning career The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of MacondoOne of the 20th century's enduring works One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize winning career The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendi a family It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death and the tragicomedy of humankind In the noble ridiculous beautiful and tawdry story of. So I know that I'm supposed to like this book because it is a classic and by the same author who wrote Love in the Time of Cholera Unfortunately I just think it is unbelievably boring with a jagged plot that seems interminable Sure the language is interesting and the first line is the stuff of University English courses Sometimes I think books get tagged with the classic label because some academics read them and didn't understand and so they hailed these books as genius These same academics then make a sport of looking down their noses at readers who don't like these books for the very same reasons If this all sounds too specific yes I had this conversation with a professor of mineI know that other people love this book and power to them I've tried to read it all the way through three different times and never made it past 250 pages before I get so bored keeping up with all the births deaths magical events and mythical legends I'll put it this way I don't like this book for the same reason that I never took up smoking If I have to force myself to like it what's the point When I start coughing and hacking on the first cigarette that is my body telling me this isn't good for me and I should uit right there When I start nodding off on the second page of One Hundred Years of Solitude that is my mind trying to tell me I should find a better way to pass my time