Dimensions: 448 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in
Published: October 17, 1995
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0679444653
ISBN - 13: 9780679444657
From the Publisher
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)The brilliant, bestselling, landmark
novel that tells the story of the Buendia family, and chronicles
the irreconcilable conflict between the desire for solitude and the
need for love-in rich, imaginative prose that has come to define an
entire genre known as "magical realism."
From the Jacket
This landmark novel by Colombia''s great Nobelist 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."
About the Author
García Márquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1928. He
attended the University of Bogotá and went on to become a reporter
for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador. He later served
as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas, and
New York. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, he is
the author of several novels and collections, including No One
Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories, The Autumn of the
Patriarch, Innocent Erendira and Other Stories,
Chronicle of a Death Foretold, The General in His
Labyrinth, Strange Pilgrims, and Love and Other
From Our Editors
A classic of world literature for all time--and probably Marquez's most famous work. "The first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race . . . with more lucidity, wit, wisdom, and poetry than is expected from 100 years of novelists, let alone one man".--Washington Post Book World.
"You emerge from this marvelous novel as if from a dream, the mind
on fire . . . With a single bound, Gabriel García Márquez leaps
onto the stage with Günter Grass and Vladimir Nabokov, his appetite
as enormous as his imagination, his fatalism greater than either.
Dazzling."-THE NEW YORK TIMES"García Márquez forces upon us at
every page the wonder and extravagance of life, while
compassionately mocking its effusions; and when the book ends . . .
we are left with that pleasant exhaustion which only very great
novels provide . . . [García Márquez] makes us feel as if we had
survived his century of articulate dreams only to awaken and
discover that they must finally all come true."-THE NEW YORK REVIEW
OF BOOKS"In a beautiful translation, surrealism and innocence blend
to form a wholly individual style. Like rum calentano, the
story goes down easily, leaving a rich, sweet burning flavor
behind."-TIME"Rabassa''s translation is a triumph of fluent, gravid
momentum, all stylishness and commonsensical virtuosity . . .
García Márquez feeds the mind''s eye non-stop . . . Like the jungle
itself, this novel comes back again and again, fecund, savage and
irresistible."-CHICAGO TRIBUNE BOOK WORLD