One Hundred Years of Solitude Author:Gabriel Garcia Marquez One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the pioneering works of a major literary movement: magic realism. At the center of this epic is the Buendia family, whose loves, madnesses, alliances, compromises, dreams and deaths are traced throughout a century. In addition to the everyday tumult of life in Macondo, the Buendias's village, there also th... more »e family's encounters with the supernatural: Remidios the Beauty floats up to heaven one day, never to return; Buendia sons survive attempts on their lives that surely should have killed them; wise ghosts counsel the living; and animals proliferate at a mad pace that can only be due to magic.
This novel is both irresistibly written and satisfyingly vast. Not only is the book a cornerstone of Latin American literature - it has permanently placed its author in the firmament among such literary gods as Kafka, Nabokov, and Kundera.« less