Description : Casebooks in Criticism offer analytical and interpretive frameworks for understanding key texts in world literature and film. Each casebook reprints documents relating to a work's historical context and reception, presents the best critical studies, and, when possible, features an interview with the author. Accessible and informative to scholars, students, and nonspecialist readers alike, the books in this series provide a wide range of critical and informative commentaries on major texts. Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude is arguably the most important novel in twentieth-century Latin American literature. This Casebook features ten critical articles on García Márquez's great work. Carefully selected from the most important work on the novel over the past three decades, they include pieces by Carlos Fuentes, Iris Zavala, James Higgins, Jean Franco, Michael Wood, and Gene H. Bell-Villada. Among the intriguing aspects of the work discussed are its mythic dimension, its "magical" side, its representations of women, its relationship with past chronicles of exploration and discovery, its portrayals of Western power and imperialism, its astounding diffusion throughout the globe and the media, and its simple truth-telling, its fidelity to the tangled history of Latin America. The book incorporates several theoretical approaches--historical, feminist, postcolonial; the first English translation of Fuentes's renowned, oft-cited, eight page meditation on the work; a general introduction; and a 1982 interview with García Márquez.
Description : Gabriel Garcia Marquez's great masterpiece is the story of seven generations of the Buenedia family and of Mocondo, the town they have built. Though little more than a settlement surrounded by mountains, Mocondo has its wars and disasters, even its wonders and miracles. A microcosm of Columbian life, its secrets lie hidden, encoded in a book and only Aureliano Buendia can fathom its mysteries and reveal its shrouded destiny. Blending political reality with magic realism, fantasy with comic invention, One Hundred Years of Solitudeis one of the most daringly original works of the twentieth century.
Description : A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for by Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, considered a classic due to its effective use of magical realism and winner of The Rómulo Gallegos International Novel Prize. As a novel of the mid-twentieth century, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a work of magical realism, which proved to be a bold statement during that time period, as it allowed for Marquez to bend time and reality. Moreover, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a fine example to show the birth of creative writing without limits. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Márquez’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
Description : One of the world's most famous novels, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, blends the natural with the supernatural in one of the most magical reading experiences on earth. 'Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice' Gabriel Garcia Marquez's great masterpiece is the story of seven generations of the Buendia family and of Macondo, the town they have built. Though little more than a settlement surrounded by mountains, Macondo has its wars and disasters, even its wonders and its miracles. A microcosm of Columbian life, its secrets lie hidden, encoded in a book, and only Aureliano Buendia can fathom its mysteries and reveal its shrouded destiny. Blending political reality with magic realism, fantasy and comic invention, One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the most daringly original works of the twentieth century. 'Dazzling' The New York Times
Description : The evolution and eventual decadence of a small South American town is mirrored in the family history of the Buendias.
Description : Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a gifted writer, and nowhere does he write with the fervor that he does in "One Hundred Years of Solitude," a pleasurable ride unmatched in modern literature.
Description : Tells the story of the Buendia family, set against the background of the evolution and eventual decadence of a small South American town
Description : One of the most influential literary works of our time, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a dazzling and original achievement by the masterful Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women -- brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul -- this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction.
Description : "ONE HUMDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDEe" is the story of a people and a fictitious family, but that is a representation of the reality in which we live, its validity today is notorious. Since in this work you can see all the changes that occur as a result of political hatred, civil wars, economic interests, killings, poverty, despair, conformism, the arrival of immigrants, and countless other things. And, although the author describes magical or fantastic facts that do not happen in real life, today we pass on high or take as "normal" facts that should not be part of our lives, like the numerous of unemployed, thefts, murders, social crises, kidnappings ... Gabriel García Márquez calls each of us to reflect, to really think about what we want to be, in which we must take advantage of the opportunity we have on this earth, because this is unique and unrepeatable. And that depends only on us our future, if we want to live happily or in solitude.