One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

I have been told to read One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez by many different people, so when I had the opportunity to read it for my Introduction to Latin American Studies class I took the opportunity. This book follows the Buendia family and their life in the village they help found, Macondo. They live in Macondo from when it is founded until the village is forgotten. It shows the infrastructure and develop of government, and how it affects rural people in a lot of Latin American countries. It doesn’t take place in any specific country but it could take place in any one of them (and that is one of the points). I really enjoyed reading this book, and especially loved the magical realism. Magical realism is when events or actions that happen are magical or unrealistic but still exist in the real world. It developed because so many terrible things have happened in Latin America that it seems unrealistic, so it is fantasized. I would also recommend reading this book in a group because I wished that I had someone to discuss it with.

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