"Time was not passing it was turning in a circle": 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: 86893

New York: Barnes and Noble, 2011.

First edition of the Barnes and Noble edition of the Garcia Marquez’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, ribbon bound in, illustrated. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. Signed by both Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the translator Gregory Rabassa on half-title page. Illustrated by Cathie Bleck. 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).

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