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The Specter of Perfection....YEARS OF SOLITUDE

I was thinking of Marquez’s 100 Years of Solitude, though he is right from all points of view, he took it in an overwhelmingly intimate manner. 709 more words


Quote of the Week

actions had been a mortal struggle between a measureless love and an invincible cowardice.

-Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude


Gabriel García Márquez and His Legendary Macondo at Bogota Book Fair

The International Book Fair of Bogota (aka FILBO), will honor legendary Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez and his Macondo (described in One Hundred Years of Solitude… 238 more words


“Death really did not matter to him but life did, and therefore the sensation he felt when they gave their decision was not a feeling of fear but of nostalgia.”

“Naturally,” he said. “But in any case, it’s better than not knowing why you’re fighting.” He looked him in the eyes and added with a smile: 14 more words

“Tell him,' the colonel said, smiling, 'that a person doesn’t die when he should but when he can.”

“Upset by two nostalgias facing each other like two mirrors, he lost his marvelous sense of unreality and he ended up recommending to all of them that they leave Macondo, that they forget everything he had taught them about the world and the human heart, that they shit on Horace, and that wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end.”

Adding Magic

One of the keys to the astonishing success of the Harry Potter series is the adept way in which J.K. Rowling roots the fantastic realm of wizardy in the real, everyday world peopled by the Dursley family and other “muggles.” Magic realism, wielded skillfully, can enchant readers and fully engage them. 425 more words

Enjoy a sample performance from Latin Ballet of Virginia's 'Macondo'

RICHMOND, Va – Melissa Martinez and Jay Williams shared a special dance performance this morning from the Latin Ballet of Virginia’s latest offering, ‘Macondo.’ The show is a dance theatre interpretation of the novel, ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude,’ in homage and memory of the novel’s Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 48 more words

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