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One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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 Prizewinning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buenda 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 the Buenda family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love 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 Garca Mrquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Alternately 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 race.
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Blending the everyday and the miraculous, the historical and fabulous, psychological realism and surreal flights of fancy, One Hundred Years of Solitude has influenced nearly every important novelist around the world.

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GatheringBooks
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Book that #BeginsWith #One Day 15: Photos are taken from our 2014 Gabriel Garcia Marquez tribute post when he passed away. More quotes can be found here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-7Ei

Eggs Lovely 🥰 4mo
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Vansa
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@Readergrrl #ProfessionalBooknerdsChallenge #Day3
I've often felt the title of the novel would be the conditions under which I would be able to finish this book! Magical realism just does not do this for me, and this novel in particular!

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Mdion1993
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This book is impressive, but certainly not for everyone. OYOS tells a fictional history of the Buendia family and the mythical town of Macondo, reading almost like a biblical parable. The reader is called to consider the cyclical nature of time and the inevitability of death, but with this message comes repetition and wordy paragraphs. If you‘re patient, there‘s a lot to digest from this story. If not, this might not be the book for you.

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mackelie
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The story follows the Buendia family over 100 hundred years in a town of Macondo which they have built. It describes the different members of the family through multiple generations and the repeated history of the characters. The stories are also full of magical realism.

I found the book a bit harder to get through due to the very similar names of the characters and the monotonic voice throughout. But I did enjoy it and may need to re-read it!

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rakeshpm
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

Reading now. Amazing introduction

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filipasb
Cem anos de solido | Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Margarida Santiago

Marcante

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Echo
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

…the search for lost things is hindered by routine habits and that is why it is so difficult to find them.

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Echo
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Perhaps, not only to attain her but also to conjure away her dangers, all that was needed was a feeling as primitive and as simple as that of love, but that was the only thing that did not occur to anyone.

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ju.ca.no
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Choosing to listen to the Audio book instead of reading might not have been the best idea. Why does everyone have the same name😂 other than not knowing exactl who is who this book is very different from what I expected but still quite enjoyable ☺️

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Clive
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Recommended by my Spanish teacher; reading in English version first. So far, I‘m enjoying it.

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rakeshpm
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Reading now.

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Racheetos
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
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My favorite book for grown-ups; it‘s creative, political, just the right amount of weird, and is pretty much the poster child for the magical realism genre.

Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
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freeatlast1137
100 Years of Solitude | Gabriel García Márquez
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Follows the tale of a family who set up town in Macondo.

Another classic down, many more to go. I enjoyed the book, the thing about listening to all the classics is that at times, it‘s hard to determine where one begins and the other ends.

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Bjblackston
100 Years of Solitude | Gabriel García Márquez

His only happy moments, since that remote afternoon when his father had taken him to see ice, had taken place in his silver workshop where he passed the time putting little gold fishes together. He had had to start thirty-two wars and had had to violate all of his pacts with death and wallow like a hog in the dungheap of glory in order to discover the privileges of simplicity almost forty years late.

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Addison_Reads
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#SpringSentiments Day 5 @Eggs

This book has been recommended to me several times over the years, and I've attempted reading it, but never finished it. #Exasperation is all I feel for this book and its characters.

Maybe one day I'll try again.

Scochrane26 I thought it was difficult, too. I finished reading it when I was stuck at home due to snow/ice for a week several years ago. 14mo
KCofKaysville @Addison_Reads I had to force myself to read but then skimmed the last part. I can't see why it is considered so great. Just not my cup of tea. 14mo
Eggs Nicely done ✅👏🏻 Never felt like reading it 🤷‍♀️ The “must read” recommendations are subjective 14mo
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Kaarin
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Have had this on my shelf for ages - finally getting into it

Cathythoughts Amazing cover 💫 I loved this book (edited) 1y
Kaarin @Cathythoughts that‘s encouraging! I keep putting it down, but have heard how so many people love it. I really want to finish it! 1y
nathandrake1997 My all time favourite book 😄❤️ 14mo
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BeatrixNBooks
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
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Wonderfull book! One of the best I've ever read. I cannot find my words to describe this book. It was like reading all the history of the whole world in one book. War, love, family, blessings and curses. It was like speaking with my great-great grandma.

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Katherineteale
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
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One of my favorites

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dariazeoli
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Some #litsymail from the last few days! Thanks for the birthday cards, @BookNAround and @BookwormAHN ! And thanks again for the vegan cookies, @Eyelit - they‘re not pictured here, but they‘ve been enjoyed since they arrived last week! 🍪

@CBee - thanks again for giving away the books and sending me this one! I‘ll try not to let it linger on #MtTBR for too long!

CBee @dariazeoli you‘re so welcome! Hope you enjoy it 😄 1y
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Amor4Libros
Cien aos de soledad | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Christmas purchases still trickling in. And this just became the most beautiful book on my shelf! 😍😍

IuliaC Beautiful cover and novel! 1y
umbrellagirl Love, love this story. Gorgeous cover. 1y
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AlRah
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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All days are the same....

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AlRah
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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My first book of 2021...All time favourite...Re-reading it for the 3rd time....

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DebinHawaii
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Today‘s finished soup: “One Hundred Beers of Solitude Red Lentil & Rice Soup” is bright & sunny & delicious. My friends at @BookClubCookbook sent me a couple of their Book Blends as a thank you for taking part in their #BlendsBash2020 & I *had* to start cooking with them so I added this “Hoppy Citrus Sucker Punch” tagged blend to my lentil soup. It‘s a bunch of citrus peels & powders blended with honey, pepper, basil & cascade hops.😋Recipe link⬇️

DebinHawaii Link to my vegan soup recipe & links to the punny Book, TV & Song blends: http://kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com/2020/12/one-hundred-beers-of-solitude-lemony.... 1y
Suet624 You are so adventurous with your cooking. 💕 1y
rwmg I've tried the tagged book 3 times and page 100 is still the furthest I've got before giving up
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AlRah That's my all time favourite book😍😍 1y
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LatrelWhite
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🎄Cold night, waiting on dinner, feet up, hot tea, my small Obama collection in reach and reading☺️
“One hundred years of Solitude.”

Lesanne That looks so cozy! 😊 1y
Reign_1982 I definitely enjoy this set up. 1y
mvblair One of the greatest of all books! 1y
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Just finished this on audio.. and wow. This is a wild story about 100 years of the Buendia family, tied to the small town of Macondo. There is passion, humor, sadness, madness, incest, the same handful of names used over and over, and everything that lead to the literary phrase “magical realism”. Genius. #rorygilmorereadinglist #bbrc #yeahbaby #translatedwork #bookspinbingo #wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer 16pts

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 1y
Karkar Did you find it hard to follow on audio? 1y
Sarahreadstoomuch @Karkar at the beginning. But then I found the family tree online (and in print copy) and that helped tremendously!! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 1y
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JoeMo
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1. Lancaster PA
2. 100 Years of Solitude
3. Haven‘t really found one to this point
4. Toss up between Casablanca and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
5. Six Feet Under
6. David Bowie
7. Light to medium green
8. Fiction in general if I had to choose but I need variety!!!
9. A county human services agency
10. Sea monkeys (due to lease constrictions)

#meetthelittens

paulfrankspencer excellent movie picks! 1y
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Consuelo238
Cien aos de soledad | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Es una historia increíble, un poco fuerte a veces pero es típico del autor abordar esos temas, sin duda es una lectura muy entretenida siempre y cuando estés preparado para temas crudos y sin tabúes, si tienes tiempo devorarás la historia y el final es épico aunque lleno de sorpresas. Un clásico que deberías leer al menos una vez en tu vida.

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tonythomas
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"There is always something left to love."

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meghna.sh
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Gabriel's magnum opus is unputdownable. The inevitable ending and the larger than life characters stay etched in your memory. Every page propels you to think about life above and beyond of what is told and taught.

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Mehso-so

Reading this book is a lot like listening to a drunk person tell you a story when you‘re five pints deep yourself. It‘s sprawling and tangential, and you can be sure they‘re taking a bit of creative license, but you can still follow what they‘re saying and you‘re curious enough not to excuse yourself to go to the bathroom and never return. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/one-hundred-years-of-solitude-gabriel-garci...

Billypar I love this review ☺ It's funny, I think it accurately describes a memoir I'm reading now: I wouldn't have to change a word. 2y
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Mehso-so

Reading this book is a lot like listening to a drunk person tell you a story when you‘re five pints deep yourself. It‘s sprawling and tangential, and you can be sure they‘re taking a bit of creative license, but you can still follow what they‘re saying and you‘re curious enough not to excuse yourself to go to the bathroom and never return. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/one-hundred-years-of-solitude-gabriel-garci...

SamAnne Your review made me laugh out loud. 😂. 2y
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Tinyiko.N
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Gabriel is a master of invoking such rich imagery in his book that left me feeling wiser and more literate. This tale that follows a family throughout a century left me with an impactful lesson: “memories are a lie, being nostalgic robs you from the joy of today.” I almost got lost in the names and was taken aback by the incest but somehow it all just fell into context. Netflix is brave for attempting to bring this masterpiece to picture.

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RinaBrahmbhattBarot
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Bailedbailed

I‘ve read and heard raving review of this book, currently listening but am so close to abandoning..anyone read this? Thoughts?

Lillie I bailed too. Tried it and set it aside to pick up when I was in the mood to revisit it. That was five years ago 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
Kimzey It is one of my all-time favorites, but I read it more than 30 years ago. I should revisit to see if it holds up. 2y
LibrarianRyan Former staff men ever read it when it first came out. Loved it. 20 years later she rereads it for book club and couldn‘t figure out why she loved it in her younger years. 2y
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Addison_Reads Ugh...this book is like my evil nemesis. I've tried 3 different times and it is still the only book that I can claim I DNF. I just couldn't get into it, and I had no desire to see what happened in the end. 2y
iread2much I have tried a dozen times and I can‘t get into it :( 2y
AlRah It is one of my favourites..I have read it twice...thougj I found it hard to finish it the first time..the moment I finished the book, I knew it was the best book I read in ages...each character..each scene leaves a mark 2y
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Croissonter
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“A person does not belong to a place until there is someone dead under the ground.“

Cathythoughts I remember this quote ❤️ 1y
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StaceyKondla
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 113 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

Sassy_Steph I‘ve never seen that cover!! 2y
MsMelissa This one is waiting in my shelf, too. Honestly, I still think it will be years before I get to it. 2y
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GatheringBooks
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#BeautifulWords Day 22: When Gabriel Garcia Marquez passed away, I did a tribute to his works at GatheringBooks, mentioning that before we had a #Dalliance with children‘s literature, we first fell in love with his words. See my post here, along with our favourite quotes from his novels: https://wp.me/pDlzr-7Ei

OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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DrexEdit
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I found this terrific thing today! One of my top favorite writers! The Harry Ransom Center at UT in Austin prepared and exhibition on Gabriel García Márquez right before everything went into lockdown. The exhibition is now mainly online plus access to the digital archives with manuscripts, photos, scrapbooks, letters, etc. Digging into this is going to be fun!
https://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/2020/gabriel-garcia-marquez/

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tjwill
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I enjoyed rereading this for a book group. The first time I read it was 14 years ago, and I had forgotten all these crazy characters in the eccentric fictional town of Macondo. Úrsula is probably my favorite.

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Helen19
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One hundred years of solitude would probably feel like #forever! #jamminjune

Eggs Very nice 👍🏼📚👏🏻 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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#ThankfulThursday @Cosmos_Moon Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView

1. Top of list are Ireland, Canada (BC and Quebec), Scotland, New Zealand, Greece (and probably more I can‘t think of!) ... right now we re trying to decide whether to change our planned November trip to The Big Island, Hawaii. 🤷🏼‍♀️

2. Meditation

3. Who‘s game? @kspenmoll @Eggs @BarbaraBB @Bibliogeekery @LiteraryinLititz

Cosmos_Moon Sounds like some lovely trips 🥰 thanks for playing! 2y
Eggs Thanks for tagging me ❣️❣️ 2y
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Tove_Reads
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squirrelbrain Very funny! ❤️ 2y
JaclynW So funny! 2y
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Shaleen
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Hello fellow book lovers. I found out about Litsy a couple of days ago and I am trying to figure it out. I just finished One hundred years of Solitude and thoroughly enjoyed it. This was my first exposure to Marquez‘s work and it took a while to get acclimatised to his writing style but ultimately it makes for a very satisfying read.

effani Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Shaleen @effani Thanks 2y
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MinnieTimperley Welcome to Litsy Shaleen #listywelcomewagon 2y
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 2y
Shaleen @Nute Thank you so much😊 Really looking forward to it. 2y
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nanuska_153
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#7days7books Day 4

Presenting books that changed me or left a deep impression on me.

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Howard_L
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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7 books that left a lasting impression
#7books7days
#Day10

myellenbee That was a kind of hard book to read bot worth the effort. 2y
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hafizah
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Malas aku nak review

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Kimzey
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#7days7books. Seven books that left a deep impression and changed me. Day Five. #7books7days. (Not my photo)