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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Spanish: Cien años de soledad{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) is a 1967 novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez that tells the multi-generational story of the Buendía family, whose patriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, founds the town of Macondo, the metaphoric Colombia.

The widely acclaimed book, considered by many to be the author's masterpiece, was first published in Spanish in 1967, and subsequently has been translated into thirty-seven languages and has sold more than 30 million copies.<ref>"Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies" (17 April 2014) BBC</ref><ref name="Bell">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }} </ref><ref name = "PSinsights" /> The magical realist style and thematic substance of One Hundred Years of Solitude established it as an important, representative novel of the literary Latin American Boom of the 1960s and 1970s,<ref>"One Hundred Years at Forty" (December 2007) The Walrus, Canada</ref> which was stylistically influenced by Modernism (European and North American) and the Cuban Vanguardia (Avant-Garde) literary movement.


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Intro  Biography and publication  Plot  Symbolism and metaphors  Characters  Major themes  Interpretation  Literary significance and acclaim  Critiques  Internal references  Adaptations  See also  Notes  External links  

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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Spanish: Cien años de soledad{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) is a 1967 novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez that tells the multi-generational story of the Buendía family, whose patriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, founds the town of Macondo, the metaphoric Colombia.

The widely acclaimed book, considered by many to be the author's masterpiece, was first published in Spanish in 1967, and subsequently has been translated into thirty-seven languages and has sold more than 30 million copies.<ref>"Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies" (17 April 2014) BBC</ref><ref name="Bell">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }} </ref><ref name = "PSinsights" /> The magical realist style and thematic substance of One Hundred Years of Solitude established it as an important, representative novel of the literary Latin American Boom of the 1960s and 1970s,<ref>"One Hundred Years at Forty" (December 2007) The Walrus, Canada</ref> which was stylistically influenced by Modernism (European and North American) and the Cuban Vanguardia (Avant-Garde) literary movement.


One Hundred Years of Solitude sections
Intro  Biography and publication  Plot  Symbolism and metaphors  Characters  Major themes  Interpretation  Literary significance and acclaim  Critiques  Internal references  Adaptations  See also  Notes  External links  

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