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El libro se compone de 20 capítulos no titulados en los cuales se narra una historia con una estructura cíclica temporal ya ue los acontecimientos del pueblo y de la familia Buendía a. Revised 28 March 2012 Huh Oh Oh man WowI just had the weirdest dreamThere was this little town right And everybody had like the same two names And there was this guy who lived under a tree and a lady who ate dirt and some other guy who just made little gold fishes all the time And sometimes it rained and sometimes it didn t and and there were fire ants everywhere and some girl got carried off into the sky by her laundryWow That was messed upI need some coffeeThe was roughly how I felt after reading this book This is really the only time I ve ever read a book and thought You know this book would be awesome if I were stoned And I don t even know if being stoned works on books that wayGabriel Garcia Maruez which is such a fun name to say is one of those Writers You Should Read You know the type they re the ones that everyone claims to have read but no one really has The ones you put in your online dating profile so that people will think you re smarter than you really are You get some kind of intellectual bonus points or something the kind of highbrow cachet that you just don t get from reading someone like Stephen King or Clive BarkerMaruez was one of the first writers to use magical realism a style of fantasy wherein the fantastic and the unbelievable are treated as everyday occurrences While I m sure it contributed to the modern genre of urban fantasy which also mixes the fantastic with the real magical realism doesn t really go out of its way to point out the weirdness and the bizarrity These things just happen A girl floats off into the sky a man lives far longer than he should and these things are mentioned in passing as though they were perfectly normalIn this case Colonel Aureliano Buendia has seventeen illegitimate sons all named Aureliano by seventeen different women and they all come to his house on the same day Remedios the Beauty is a girl so beautiful that men just waste away in front of her but she doesn t even notice The twins Aureliano Segundo and Jose Arcadio Segundo may have in fact switched identities when they were children but no one knows for sure not even them In the small town of Macondo weird things happen all the time and nobody really notices Or if they do notice that for example the town s patriarch has been living for the last twenty years tied to a chestnut tree nobody thinks anything is at all unusual about itThis of course is a great example of Dream Logic the weird seems normal to a dreamer and you have no reason to uestion anything that s happening around you Or if you do notice that something is wrong but no one else seems to be worried about it then you try to pretend like coming to work dressed only in a pair of spangly stripper briefs and a cowboy hat is perfectly normalAnother element of dreaminess that pervades this book is that there s really no story here at least not in the way that we have come to expect Reading this book is kind of like a really weird game of The Sims it s about a family that keeps getting bigger and bigger and something happens to everybody So the narrator moves around from one character to another giving them their moment for a little while and then it moves on to someone else very smoothly and without much fanfare There s very little dialogue so the story can shift very easily and it often doesEach character has their story to tell but you re not allowed to linger for very long on any one of them before Garcia shows you what s happening to someone else The result is one long continuous narrative about this large and ultimately doomed family wherein the Buendia family itself is the main character and the actual family members are secondary to thatIt was certainly an interesting reading experience but it took a while to get through I actually kept falling asleep as I read it which is unusual for me But perhaps that s what Garcia would have wanted to happen By reading his book I slipped off into that non world of dreams and illusions where the fantastic is commonplace and ice is something your father takes you to discover Arcadio imposed obligatory military service for men over eighteen declared to be public property any animals walking the streets after six in the evening and made men who were overage wear red armbands He seuestered Father Nicanor in the parish house under pain of execution and prohibited him from saying mass or ringing the bells unless it was for a Liberal victory In order that no one would doubt the severity of his aims he ordered a firing suad organized in the suare and had it shoot a scarecrow At first no one took him seriously

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Cien años de soledad

Stablecimiento del pueblo de Macondo desde el capítulo 4 hasta el 16 se trata el desarrollo económico político y social del pueblo y los últimos cuatro capítulos narran su decadenci. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Maruez is a tremendous piece of literature It s not an easy read You re not going to turn its pages like you would the latest John Grisham novel or The DaVinci Code You have to read each page soaking up every word immersing yourself in the imagery Mr Maruez says that he tells the story as his grandmother used to tell stories to him with a brick face That s useful to remember while reading because that is certainly the tone the book takes If you can get through the first 50 pages you will enjoy it But those 50 are a doozy It s hard to keep track of the characters at times mainly because they are all named Jose Arcadio or Aureliano but a family tree at the beginning of my edition was helpful The book follows the Buendia family from the founding of fictional Macondo to a fitting and fulfilling conclusion The family goes through wars marriages many births and deaths as well as several technological advances and invasions by gypsies and banana companies trust me the banana company is important You begin to realize as matriarch Ursula does that as time passes time does not really pass for this family but turns in a circle And as the circle closes on Macondo and the Buendias you realize that Mr Maruez has taken you on a remarkable journey in his literature Recommended but be prepared for a hard read

Gabriel García Márquez À 5 Summary

Sí como los nombres de los personajes se repiten una y otra vez fusionando la fantasía con la realidad En los tres primeros capítulos se narra el éxodo de un grupo de familias y el e. More like A Hundred Years of Torture I read this partly in a misguided attempt to expand my literary horizons and partly because my uncle was a big fan of Gabriel Garcia Maruez Then again he also used to re read Ulysses for fun which just goes to show that you should never take book advice from someone whose I is than 30 points higher than your ownI have patience for a lot of excesses like verbiage and chocolate but not for 5000 pages featuring three generations of people with the same names I finally tore out the family tree at the beginning of the book and used it as a bookmark To be fair the book isn t actually 5000 pages but also to be fair the endlessly interwoven stories of bizarre exploits and fantastical phenomena make it seem like it is The whole time I read it I thought This must be what it s like to be stoned Well actually most of the time I was just trying to keep the characters straight The rest of the time I was wondering if I was the victim of odorless paint fumes However I think I was simply the victim of Maruez s brand of magical realism which I can take in short stories but find a bit much to swallow in a long novel Again to be fair this novel is lauded and loved by many and I can sort of see why A shimmering panoramic of a village s history would appeal to those who enjoy tragicomedy laced heavily with fantasy It s just way too heavily laced for me

10 thoughts on “Cien años de soledad

  1. says:

    Revised 28 March 2012 Huh? Oh Oh man WowI just had the weirdest dreamThere was this little town right? And everybody had like the same two names And there was this guy who lived under a tree and a lady who ate d

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    I guarantee that 95% of you will hate this book and at least 70% of you will hate it enough to not finish it but I loved it Guess I was just in the mood for it Here's how it breaks downAMAZING THINGS I can literally feel new wrinkles spreading across the surface of my brain when I read this guy He's so wicked smart that there's no chance he's completely sane His adjectives and descriptions are 100% PERFECT and

  3. says:

    So I know that I'm supposed to like this book because it is a classic and by the same author who wrote Love in the Time of Cholera

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    What is your favourite book mum? How many times have my children asked me that growing up with a mother who spends most of her time reading to them alone for work for pleasure or looking for new books in bookstores wherever we happen to beI can't answer that there are so many books I love and in different waysJust name o

  5. says:

    More like A Hundred Years of Torture I read this partly in a misguided attempt to expand my literary horizons and partly because my uncle was a big fan of Gabriel Garcia Maruez Then again he also used to re read Ulysses for fun which

  6. says:

    Mystical and captivatingOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Nobel laureate Gabriel García Máruez first published in 1967 in his native Colombia and then first published in English in 1970 is a uniue literary experience overwhelming in its virtuosity and magnificent in scopeI recall my review of Tolstoy’s War and Peace trying to describe a book like it and realizing there are no other books like it; it is practically a

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    i remember the day i stopped watching cartoons an episode of thundercats in which a few of the cats were trapped in some kind of superbubble thing and it hit me that being cartoons the characters could just be erased and re drawn outside the b

  8. says:

    One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Maruez is a tremendous piece of literature It's not an easy read

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    One Hundred Years of Solitude is an absolute ground breaking book; it is intelligent creative and full of powerful anecdotal wisdom I

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    Magical realism has been one of my favorite genres of reading ever since I discovered Isabel Allende and the Latina amiga writers when I was in high school Taking events from ordinary life and inserting elements of fantasy Hispanic written magical realism books are something extraordinary Many people compare Allende to Gabriel Garcia Maruez who is considered the founder of magical realism Until now however I had not read any of Maruez' ful

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