GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ was born in Aracataca, Colombia in 1928, but he has lived most of his life in Mexico and Europe. He attended the University of Bogot?and later worked as staff reporter and film critic for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador. In addition to ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE. he has also written two collections of short fiction, NO ONE WRITES TO THE COLONEL and LEAF STORM (both available in Bard editions).
García Márquez currently lives with his wife and children in Barcelona.
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ONE HUNDRED YEARS
GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ
TRANSLATED FROM THE SPANISH
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This book was first published in Argentina in 1967 by Editorial Sudamericana, S.A., Buenos Aires, under the title Cien A?os de Soledad.
Assistance for the translation of this volume was given by the Center for Inter-American Relations.
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ONE HUNDRED YEARS