"It's enough to know that you and I exist at this moment": One Hundred Years of Solitude; Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the Translator Gregory Rabassa
One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia.$2,800.00
Item Number: 60033
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1998.
First edition of Easton press edition of the Garcia Marquez’s masterpiece. Octavo, original full leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, all edges gilt, ribbon bound in. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. Signed by both Gabriel Garcia Marquez and signed by the translator, Gregory Rabassa on the half-title page, who has added the classic quote from this novel, “It’s enough to know that you and I exist at this moment. Gregory Rabassa.” In fine condition. Illustrated by Alan Phillips. 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).