"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: 78943

New York: Everyman's Library/ Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.

First edition of the Everyman’s Library edition of the Garcia Marquez’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, 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 title page, who has added the classic quote from this novel, “Time was not passing it was turning in a circle. Gregory Rabassa.” 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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