One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez ; Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa
New York : Harper and Row, 1970. First American Edition, First Printing with second state dust jacket. Hardcover. 422 pages ; 21 cm. $7.95 dust jacket, no exclamation point, jacket rear has a one-inch tear on the top edge and a two-inch fold to the bottom edge. Date and 9 cities name written on front free endpaper. Hotel rubber stamp at rear endpaper. Hotel rubber stamp on title page. Lean to spine. Tape residue on the head of spine. No other markings within the book. Pages are age toned. Binding is firm.
A best seller and critical success in Latin America and Europe, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been hailed as "one of the most important novels ever written in Latin America."
The novel tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death, of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death and the tragicomedy of man. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendia family one sees all mankind, 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, the universal themes, dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Garcia Marquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, alive with unforgettable men and women, and with a truth and understanding that strike the soul, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a masterpiece of the art of fiction.
Also by GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ
No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories
Translated from the Spanish by J. S. Bernstein
"A rare combination of grace and vibrancy. Every scene, every gesture sings life and denies death.... Our parochialism has been compounded by the long delay in translating Marquez into English. He is an absolute master." —The New York Times Book Review
"Garcia Marquez... is concerned mainly with the mysterious inner lives of his characters, lives we intuit briefly through their laconic utterances, their actions, and their emotions. The author's style, unusual for a contemporary Latin American writer, is well suited to his purpose. It has serenity, understatement, and compassion, and is flecked with wry humor. Garcia Marquez possesses a special felicity for deft, succinct characterization and evocative description. His short book will have a more lasting effect on many readers than numerous longer ones." —Saturday Review
"An excellent volume of short stories including a short masterpiece, 'No One Writes to the Colonel.' "—The Times Literary Supplement (London)
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