Cien años de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude)

Cien años de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude)

by Gabriel García Márquez
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Cien años de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude) by Gabriel García Márquez

Cien años de soledad es una obra maestra del escritor colombiano Gabriel García Márquez, quien obtuvo el Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1982. El libro sigue la historia de seis generaciones de la familia Buendía y cien años de vida en el ficticio pueblo de Macondo, mariposas relatando sus pesares, problemas, desventuras y esperanzas, en su esfuerzo por vivir en tan emblemático pueblo. La historia tiene un final místico e inesperado, que cierra todos los cabos que el autor va dejando abierto durante el relato.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789500700290
Publisher: Sudamericana
Publication date: 01/28/1967
Edition description: Spanish-language edition

About the Author

Gabriel García Márquez, nacido en Colombia, fue una de las figuras más importantes e influyentes de la literatura universal. Ganador del Premio Nobel de Literatura, fue además cuentista, ensayista, crítico cinematográfico, autor de guiones y, sobre todo, intelectual comprometido con los grandes problemas de nuestro tiempo, en primer término con los que afectaban a su amada Colombia y a Hispanoamérica en general. Máxima figura del realismo mágico, fue en definitiva el hacedor de uno de los mundos narrativos más densos de significados que ha dado la lengua española en el siglo xx. Entre sus obras más importantes se encuentran las novelas Cien años de soledad, El coronel no tiene quien le escriba, Crónica de una muerte anunciada, La mala hora, El general en su laberinto, El amor en los tiempos del cólera, Memoria de mis putas tristes, el libro de relatos Doce cuentos peregrinos, la primera parte de su autobiografía, Vivir para contarla, y sus discursos reunidos, Yo no vengo a decir un discurso. Falleció en 2014.

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

Date of Birth:

March 6, 1928

Place of Birth:

Aracataca, Colombia

Education:

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 1947-48, and Universidad de Cartagena, 1948-49

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Cien años de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
FocoProject More than 1 year ago
Not the first time I read the book, to be honest. My dad had actually recommended it to me back in High School and I had indeed picked it up and read it cover to cover, mostly during one long swim meet weekend, between heats. However, reading it now, almost fifteen years later, I wonder if I really read it the first time, or if I really knew what exactly it was that I was reading. Though certain concepts remained the same, there was a lot here I did not remember and which struck me as brand new. Certainly one can chuck it up to a forgetful memory, a lot of ish does happen in over a decade, but I was still struck by how this book took me by surprise all over again.

As the title implies, this book is about Solitude, one hundred years of it, in fact and all of it centered around the Buendia family, starting with Jose Aureliano Buendia and his wife, Ursula, who are part of the group of people that founded a tiny town named Macondo in the middle of the bog. Largely untouched by the outside world, Macondo develops under it¿s own self imposed structure and law and the families grow. However, our point of view is always kept through the eyes of the Buendia¿s.

Ironically enough the very concept of Solitude was entirely lost to me as a high school student. Probably because I was still submerged in an environment where the idea had not taken root. Reading it now, the entire story is soaked in it, solitude suffocates every character in a way that even with the humor, the tenderness, the beauty that this story encompasses, it is not enough to get past that melancholy feeling.

The book takes us over a whole century of the Buendia family, with Ursula Buendia being the only character that manages to tie it all together until close to the end. Me meet all the Jose¿s and all the Arcadios that are born and are introduced to some very interesting women as well like Remedios, Rebeca and Amaranta, all characters fully fleshed out and quirky in their own way to help make of this story an epic.

I highly recommend this one, though be aware for some magical realism, which I guess is what they call this type of story which is set in a real world but where magical reasons for things are often taken as logical explanations for how things actually happen. It is a touch of spice that takes this story to a whole other level of enjoyment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read "solitude" in English many years ago and would like to read it again. I will attempt to read the original Spanish but it may take me 100 years. Maybe its a good exercise for my aging brain but I would really like the translation so that I could see if I am understanding correctly. Come on B&N...offer the English translation please!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book, I have read this book four times in the last 19 years. Once in english and three in spanish (there is a slight difference) I always miss the characters after Im done reading. Great book...
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book gave me a new style of Writing. It contains wisdom and Phylosophy.
UrsNYC More than 1 year ago
This book is a complete masterpiece by Garcia Marquez, it is a must for people who like great novels.
JuanRivero More than 1 year ago
Because I live outside the U.S., I bought the book but I can't read by those ridiculous policy of B&N not to sell to non-U.S. users. This situation generates me very angry, because I bet for the nook e-reader for their quality, but the books charged to me but do not let me see them, as well as other products, newspapers, magazines, applications and more. Managers of B&N know that globalization exists and it is time to look beyond U.S. borders.
dee_deesmilez More than 1 year ago
La primera vez que lo leí fue para mi clase de lectura y redaccion y no le preste mucha atencion. Cuando volvi a leer el libro quedé enamorada, los personajes, la historia, todo. Jamas me cansare de leer el libro. He leido como 5 obras literarias del sr. Gabriel García Márquez y cada vez estoy mas facinada. Espero en Dios que él se encuentre bien, supe que padece de cancer y es una gran pena. Dios le de salud.
ximenarive More than 1 year ago
La forma de narrar y el lexico del escritor es encantador, te mantiene atento de principio a fin.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jamas me gusto leer, incluso para mi era uno de los peores castigos. Haste que un dia me propuse que agarraria un libro y lo leeria de principio a fin. Este fue el libro que agarre y la verdad me quede enamorada de forma que el hace reales sus personajes. Es mi escritor favorito, es realmente un libro muy interesante y si, lo recomiendo.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aunque ya habia leido varios libros de este mismo author, este es el cual cautivo mi atencion por completo. El modo en el que se desarrolla te hace pensar si realmente habra cien años de 'soledad'
Guest More than 1 year ago
Un libro que tiene la capacidad de transportanos a un mundo casi real, una trabajo monumental en el cual sobresaltan los temas familiares y magicos. Perfecto para un tiempo de vacasiones. Me encanto la facilidad que puede tener uno para involucrarse en la historia, y la desorbitante manera de contar los sucesos fragmentadamente en la novela que la hacen una pieza que uno no quiere parar de leer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Para mi el libró Cien Años fue el mejor libro que e leído. Aun que al principio me perdía entre los capítulos por que García Márquez, brincaba de un personaje a otro, me logro cautivar y siempre me mantuvo ahí, en suspenso con los locos personaje de macondo y la Familia Buendía. Mi personaje favorito fue ¿Aureliano segundo¿ por que siempre quería estar bañándose con campaña, y malgastando su dinero.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Es maravilloso, los personajes son todos distintos. Es como ver una película, por la cantidad de descripciones que posee. Es ver morir a toda una generación. El autor lo hizo de una manera increible. TIENES QUE LEERLA... Mi personaje favorito es; Remedios, la bella.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excelente
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Creativo, hermoso e inespetado,no hay un parrafo sin una aventura, genio de la literatura
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Liz619 More than 1 year ago
This is a classic in Spanish culture
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Love this book
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