One Hundred Years of Solitude : Marquez 2014

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Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Language: English

Page: 432

Edition: 1

Pipes herald the arrival of gypsies on their annual visit to Macondo where José Arcadio Buendía and his wife have started their new life. Neither can know the significance of the indecipherable manuscript that the gypsy Melquíades passes them. Plagues of insomnia, civil war, hauntings and vendettas push memories of the manuscript aside. Few remember its existence and only one will discover the hidden message that it holds . . . One Hundred Years of Solitude is re-issued on Gabriel García Márquez's birthday to celebrate the publication of his books as ebooks for the first time. About the Author Gabriel José de la Concordia García Marquez born March 6, 1927 is a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, and is the earliest living recipient.1 He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics. In 1958, he married Mercedes Barcha; they have two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo.

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