History Fridge / OneHundredYearsOfSolitude

4th Jul '17 7:13:45 AM TropeRoper
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* This novel either makes more sense if you know about other books of Creator/GabrielGarciaMarquez, or makes his other books have more sense. One event mentioned in the passing in the book, the very lavish funeral of Mama Grande, the ''madame'' of one of the brothels of Macondo, is both the title of both a short story and the book containing it. The short story shows that the woman was so influential and the event was so big that no one could have ignored it, but points that the Buendía family has very little to have with the deceased. Another book have a short story about a very old Rebeca de Buendía still refusing to sell her house, pointing reasons that are only understandable if you know her novel's backstory.

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* This novel either makes more sense if you know about other books of Creator/GabrielGarciaMarquez, or makes his other books have more sense. One event mentioned in the passing in the book, the very lavish funeral of Mama Grande, the ''madame'' of one of the brothels of Macondo, is both the title of both a short story and the book containing it. The short story shows that the woman was so influential and the event was so big that no one could have ignored it, but points that the Buendía family has very little to have with the deceased. Another book have a short story about a very old Rebeca de Buendía still refusing to sell her house, pointing reasons that are only understandable if you know her novel's backstory.backstory.
* Macondo is described as a city of mirrors. The theme of mirrors is explored in the novel:
** A mirror represents vanity, and all the members of the Buendia family are self-absorbed to some degree, eccentric at best and arrogant at worst.
** A mirror casts reflections, which serves as a copy and parallel. The Buendia family is caught in a loop of events repeating each other and family members resembling each other (ancestors/descendants and siblings).
** A mirror image is ultimately an illusion and a mirage. Macondo is caught between fantasy and reality, with most of its residents not knowing or caring what is real and what isn’t.
* The last line in the novel [[spoiler: is a title drop and one of Melquiades’ prophecies: “Races condemned to a hundred years of solitude do not get a second chance on earth.” This prophecy is deciphered at the very end of Macondo by the last Buendia.]]
1st Apr '13 1:40:19 PM LongLiveHumour
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* Tropers/{{iamdatroper}} read ''OneHundredYearsOfSolitude'' and, while she could see the reason people liked it, and its postmodern quality, she was still like, "OK, it's good, but I still wouldn't call it one of the best books I've ever read." Then she read [[http://www.amazon.com/review/R30B0PU39LBTMR/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0060114185&nodeID=&tag=&linkCode= this]] review on {{Amazon}}, by Amanda M. Hayes, which states that the reason the book is insane like that is 'cause the entire Buendía ''family'' is the protagonist, and she was all, "OMG IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW".
** Family novels weren't a rarity even in the realism.
* When I read the book, I was barely 12, and the insomnia plague, for me, was just a strange disease. However, several years after, knew about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alzheimer Alzheimer]]... and then, [[http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/132/9/2609.full this]] article about semantic dementia. Made more sense since that.
* This novel gets either more sense if you know about other books of GabrielGarciaMarquez, or makes his other books have more sense. One event mentioned in the passing in the book, the very lavish funeral of Mama Grande, the ''madame'' of one of the brothels of Macondo, is both the title of both a short story and the book containing it. The short story shows that the woman was so influential and the event was so big that no one could have ignored it, but points that the Buendía family has very little to have with the deceased. Another book have a short story about a very old Rebeca de Buendía still refusing to sell her house, pointing reasons that are only understandable if you know her novel's backstory.

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* Tropers/{{iamdatroper}} read ''OneHundredYearsOfSolitude'' and, while she could see the reason people liked it, and its postmodern quality, she was still like, "OK, it's good, but I still wouldn't call it one of the best books I've ever read." Then she read [[http://www.amazon.com/review/R30B0PU39LBTMR/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0060114185&nodeID=&tag=&linkCode= this]] This]] review on {{Amazon}}, Amazon, by Amanda M. Hayes, which states that the reason the book is so insane like that is 'cause the entire Buendía ''family'' is the protagonist, and she was all, "OMG IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW".
protagonist. It all makes sense now!
** Family novels weren't a rarity even in the realism.
* When I If like many people you read the book, I was barely 12, and this book at a young age, the insomnia plague, for me, was plague will just a be strange disease. However, several years after, knew But read it again, knowing about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alzheimer Alzheimer]]... Alzheimer's Disease]]... and then, [[http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/132/9/2609.full this]] article about semantic dementia. Made dementia]]. Makes more sense since that.
now, don't it?
* This novel gets either makes more sense if you know about other books of GabrielGarciaMarquez, Creator/GabrielGarciaMarquez, or makes his other books have more sense. One event mentioned in the passing in the book, the very lavish funeral of Mama Grande, the ''madame'' of one of the brothels of Macondo, is both the title of both a short story and the book containing it. The short story shows that the woman was so influential and the event was so big that no one could have ignored it, but points that the Buendía family has very little to have with the deceased. Another book have a short story about a very old Rebeca de Buendía still refusing to sell her house, pointing reasons that are only understandable if you know her novel's backstory.
21st May '12 7:14:22 AM Lequinni
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* When I read the book, I was barely 12, and the insomnia plague, for me, was just a strange disease. However, several years after, knew about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alzheimer Alzheimer]]... and then, [[http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/132/9/2609.full this]] article about semantic dementia. Made more sense since that.

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* When I read the book, I was barely 12, and the insomnia plague, for me, was just a strange disease. However, several years after, knew about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alzheimer Alzheimer]]... and then, [[http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/132/9/2609.full this]] article about semantic dementia. Made more sense since that.that.
* This novel gets either more sense if you know about other books of GabrielGarciaMarquez, or makes his other books have more sense. One event mentioned in the passing in the book, the very lavish funeral of Mama Grande, the ''madame'' of one of the brothels of Macondo, is both the title of both a short story and the book containing it. The short story shows that the woman was so influential and the event was so big that no one could have ignored it, but points that the Buendía family has very little to have with the deceased. Another book have a short story about a very old Rebeca de Buendía still refusing to sell her house, pointing reasons that are only understandable if you know her novel's backstory.
17th Apr '12 6:54:47 PM tamalesyatole
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*When I read the book, I was barely 12, and the insomnia plague, for me, was just a strange disease. However, several years after, knew about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alzheimer Alzheimer]]... and then, [[http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/132/9/2609.full this]] article about semantic dementia. Made more sense since that.
11th Mar '12 2:44:33 PM Charsi
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** Family novels weren't a rarity even in the realism.
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