"Lost in the solitude of his immense power, he began to lose direction": One Hundred Years of Solitude; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the Translator Gregory Rabassa

  • One Hundred Years of Solitude.

One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Item Number: 45073

New York: Harper Collins, 2003.

First edition of the re-issue of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original half cloth. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and signed by the translator, Gregory Rabassa on the title page, who has added the classic quote from this novel, “Lost in the solitude of his immense power, he began to lose direction. Gregory Rabassa.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. A unique example.

"One Hundred Years of Solitude chronicles the life of Macondo, a fictional town based in part of Garcia Marquez's hometown of Aracataca, Colombia, and seven generations of the founding family, the Buendias. He creates a complex world with characters and events that display the full range of human experience. For the reader, the pleasure of the novel derives from its fast-paced narrative, humor, vivid characters, and fantasy elements. In this 'magic realism', the author combines imaginative flights of fancy with social realism to give us images of levitating priests, flying carpets, a four-year-long rainstorm, and a young woman ascending to heaven while folding sheets" (NYPL Books of the Century 31).