"One Hundred Years of Solitude" Book Review by serendipity

"One Hundred Years of Solitude"
A discussion and analysis of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel, "One Hundred Years of Solitude".
# 49698 | 1,290 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 15, 2004 in Literature (World) , English (Analysis) , Literature (Spanish) , Latin-American Studies (General)

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Blend the genres of autobiography, historical fiction, and the magical, and the product becomes Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude". The paper shows how the book covers violence and death, peace and solitude, love and hope, in the chaos of Latin America during the 1900s, but with a mixture of imagination and reality. The paper examines what inspired the author to write this novel and shows how it can be read on various levels.

From the Paper:

"The way Garcia Marquez treats violence is also different from some writers. He finds fault with most works dealing with la violence because the authors forget that novels must deal with the living not the dead. They put violence first and the plot and characters second and lose sight of their goals. He says instead of being the main theme, violence should present a backdrop of fear and insecurity that weighs on the characters and impacts their actions (Bloom 137)."

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