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One Hundred Years of Solitude

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Language: English

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The best work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, the novel is translated into many languages. This captivating story of four family generations is considered to be a book of human life and an encyclopedia of human love. “One Hundred Years of Solitude” follows the history of the Buendia family: origin, bloom, decline and disappearance. It is a story of loneliness, which one way or another presented in the life of every Buendia. Solitude, disconnection of the members of family, their inability to understand each other get a mythological streak in the novel, as well as the whole history of the family turns out to be somewhat ancestral myth. This “magical realism” of the pro... Read more

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...Ternera predicted:"You will not be happy as long as your parents remain unburied."Rebeca shuddered. As in the memory of a dream she saw herself entering the house as avery small girl, with the trunk and the little rocker, and a bag whose contents she hadnever known. She remembered a bald gentleman dressed in linen and with his collarclosed by a gold button, who had nothing to do with the king of hearts. She remembereda very young and beautiful woman with warm and perfumed hands, who had nothing incommon with the jack of diamonds and his rheumatic hands, and who used to put flowersin her hair and take her out walking in the afternoon through a town with green streets."I don't understand," she said.Pilar Ternera seemed disconcerted:"I don't either, but that's what the cards say."Rebeca was so preoccupied with the enigma that she told it to Jos...

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