Reading the World Book Club

Monthly book club discussion on translated books. This month: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, translator Gregory Rabassa.
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About the Book: One Hundred Years of Solitude is a classic novel known throughout the world. One of the 20th century’s enduring works of art, it is the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize-winning career. The story of the village of Macondo, as seen through the lives of the Buendia family, is told with Marquez’s trademark mastery of magical realism. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. No less than an accounting of the history of the human race, the novel has been translated into dozens of languages, making it a classic of truly global proportions.

About the Author: Gabriel García Márquez was born in 1928 in the town of Aracatca, Columbia. He is the author of numerous other works of fiction and nonfiction, including Love in the Time of Cholera, and is widely considered one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Márquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

Event date: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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ISBN: 9780060883287
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - February 21st, 2006