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One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude
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Website: Amazon
Manufacturer: Perennial
Release date: 1 November 1998
ISBN-10 : 0060929790 | ISBN-13: 9780060929794
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"This and the following two entries are works I'd began about a year ago, dropped when I decided to give my time to things other than the literary, and picked up once more when I decided I ought to do the same with the whole of the medium. One Hundred Years of Solitude was most striking on an aesthetic level. The prose is lyrical and gorgeous, and more than flowery writing, Marquez is incredible in establishing dramatic atmosphere. The elaborate history the novel is noted for is a rather interes"


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