Books: Back to Macondo

LEAFSTORM AND OTHER STORIES by GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ 146 pages. Harper & Row. $6.50.

Colombian Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez's only novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, was a seismic literary event in Latin America when first published in 1967. Translated three years later, it received awestruck notices in the U.S., and has continued to attract not so much readers as proselytizers. The chronicle of an enchanted town called Macondo, it is a "good read" in the Dickensian sense: it has abundant life, a tangle of characters and plots, all supported by a clear moral...

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