I read it in spanish many, many years ago ...
Posted by María T. on July 09, 1998 at 21:07:51:
In response to "One Hundred Years of Solitude", written by Rita J on July 09, 1998 at 18:38:29
] Has anyone out there read this work? I'm about half-way through it, and I find it seems so real and yet so filled with fantasy and "flight of ideas" at the same time. I'm having a hard time putting it down, enjoying it very much, but also having a hard time understanding what the point is after all.
] Any opinions?
... and I cannot tell exactly what's the point of the book. I had a hard time keeping straight the ¿José María's? and the Aurelianos but I remember I could not put it down either.
But the way the book is discussed here in Puerto Rico, one of the most remarkable things about it is that the most absurd things are viewed as normal, everyday stuff. Some people (commentarists, etc.) calls Puerto Rico, our Macondo because of the absurdities we see everyday and the indolent reaction of the people. I think that this very characteristic that makes the book so remarkable because Macondo is not only in GGM's mind but on most communities if we watch closely and detachedly. (I hope this makes sense)
- Remarkable things we see every day.. Rita J 10:17:14 7/10/98 (0)
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