One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude : A Novel

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Winner of the Nobel Prize for LiteratureOne Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. It is a rich and brilliant tale of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendia 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.Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual into a masterful accounting of the history of the human race.
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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0062096982
  • 9780062096982
  • 1,751,260

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"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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