One Hundred Years of Solitude
José Arcadio Buendía, Buendía family, Melquíades
This classic novel draws the courageous reader, if they are willing deeper and deeper into a whirlpool of a dream that goes through time for seven generations of the Buendia clan. There are over 29 members of the family whose lives and adventures are covered. Can you guess who the narrator is? More than fifty years after written, it is still debated across the internet. Is it Melquíades? And is he dead or alive? Don't be so sure.
Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.
Before reaching the final line, however, he had already understood that he would never leave that room, for it was foreseen that the city of mirrors (or mirages) would be wiped out by the wind and exiled from the memory of men at the precise moment when Aureliano Babilonia would finish deciphering the parchments, and that everything written on them was unrepeatable since time immemorial and forever more, because races condemned to one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth.
The author inserted himself as a minor character and descendant of Jose Buendia.
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