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The story follows 100 years in the life of Macondo, a village founded by José Arcadio Buendía and occupied by descendants all sporting variations on their progenitor's name. The novel chronicles the irreconcilable conflict in the Buendia family between the desire for solitude and the need for love. Its rich, imaginative prose introduced to the world the genre known as "magical realism."(© Amazon.com)


Websites about One Hundred Years of Solitude

Author Biography:

Gabriel García Marquez was born in 1928 in the small town of Aracataca, situated in a tropical region of northern Colombia, between the mountains and the Caribbean Sea. He grew up with his maternal grandparent - his grandfather was a pensioned colonel from the civil war at the beginning of the century. He went to a Jesuit college and began to read law, but his studies were soon broken off for his work as a journalist. More...

http://www.nobel.se/literature/laureates/1982/marquez-bio.html (Nobel Foundation)

Websites about Gabriel Garcia Marquez


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