Gabriel García Márquez: Cien años de soledad [One Hundred Years of Solitude]

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Originally published in Spanish under the title Cien años de soledad, Gabriel García Márquez's novel appeared in English translation in 1971 as One Hundred Years of Solitude. This and translations into dozens of other languages brought the previously obscure Colombian writer to the world's attention. The novel recounts seven generations of the Buendía family, from its youthful patriarch of the late 18th century to its last child of the early 20th. Stylistically, the novel breaks with García Márquez's earlier fiction, often cited for the influence of writers such as William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf. Two of the most noted technical innovations in the novel are his use …

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Corwin, Jay. "Cien años de soledad". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 February 2009
[, accessed 28 November 2015.]

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