"It's enough to know that you and I exist at this moment": One Hundred Years of Solitude; Signed Twice by Garcia Marquez and the Translator Gregory Rabassa
One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia.$3,200.00
Item Number: 48622
New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1970.
Early printing of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s masterpiece. Octavo, original half cloth. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. Boldly signed by both Gabriel Garcia Marquez and by the translator, Gregory Rabassa on the title page. Additionally signed and dated by Garcia Marquez on the dedication page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Guy Fleming. Scarce and desirable signed twice by the Nobel Prize-winning author.
"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).