Enter the lives of seven generations of the Buenedia family in the metaphoric town of Macondo. One Hundred Years of Solitude (International Writers) is a moving tale portrayed beautifully using magic realism. The town of Macondo represents Colombia, in the book and only the character of Aureliano Buendia can understand the strange mysteries of this place. What stands out in One Hundred Years of Solitude (International Writers) is the inevitability of history repeating itself. The books is a representation of life in Columbia during its time and gave the west access to literature that allowed them to see an alternative reality. The book allowed writers like Nii Ayikwei Parkes and other African and Asian writers to emerge from their cocoons. First published in 1967, the book is still included in the syllabus for writing and literature courses all over the world. Filled with literary tools like symbolism, metaphors and notions of fatalism, the book is a groundbreaking work of art from the author. The new edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude was published on 13 November 2007 and is available in paperback (ISBN-10: 0140157514). Key Features
An excellent example of Latin American literature from the 60's and 70's, the book is influenced by the European concept of modernism and the Vanguardian literary movement
This pioneering book was found to have played the biggest role in shaping world literature for the past 25 years, according to a survey conducted by an international literary magazine called Wasafiri in the year 2009.
One Hundred Years of Solitude (International Writers)