Books: A Half-Century of Solitude LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA

Because of the time warp of translation, it took three years for Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel Cien Anos de Soledad to reach and astound the English- speaking world as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1970). That rousing chronicle of a mythical South American town and a family doomed to heroism and folly established its author's international reputation. Among the book's magical properties was the power to transform a once obscure Colombian journalist into the recipient of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature. Garcia Marquez, of course, published other works along the way to Stockholm, including three novels, several collections of stories...

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