This was great. Whats something similar to read next?

This was great. Whats something similar to read next?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have yet to read that one but Pedro Paramo and The Obscene Bird of Night were great and often talking about in conjunction with 100 years. I know GGM was a big fan of Pedro Paramo and it was an influence on him.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ive read 100 and Paramo. But havent made it past the title page of Bird of Night for an n-th year in a row. Can you please push me through on reading it with a solid argument, that isnt just "its a great classic"? Even smallest of stones, will rock my boat in the direction of reading it.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Man becomes mythological creature partially as cope for modern society and partially because of the mutilations imposed on him by modern society and experiences isolation which is both internally and externally imposed on him and part of his transformation. The ambiguity between the internal and external is used much like the ambiguity between the worlds of the living and the dead in Pedro Paramo and you go through periods wondering what is real and what is not, is the MC insane or sane or something else altogether? Donso uses this to explore modern society and the role which the individual plays in modern society like the modernists did but the ambiguity between the internal and external/real and unreal leaves the reader on much less stable footing than the modernists ever managed with their unreliable narrators; the reliability of the narrator is never really the question with The Obscene Bird of Night, it is besides the point, more the reliability of the world itself and the readers understanding of that world. On top of that it has some absolutely amazing writing.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pedro Paramo was the direct inspiration for it, also loved by Borges which you should read
    Miguel Angel Asturias works get overlooked a lot and there's a recent translation of Mr President that's just been published
    Garcia Marquez's other books like Autumn of the Patriarch too

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How does the new Mr President translation compare with the old one, in your opinion?

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Seconding Pedro Páramo, it's great.
    If you want something that basically bites GGM's style, maybe check out House of the Spirits. It's not as good by a longshot but it's cute enough

    Love in the Time of Cholera isn't magical realism but it's also really good

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >House of the Spirits
      Proof that women can't write and ended the boom period

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love this lil nigga like you wouldn't believe...

    Give him a shot, definitely

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's a scene where Ursula thinks to herself that Colonel Aureliano Buendia did not have the capacity to love. Also, at the end, when the pig-tailed child is born, it is written that the child would have been the first in generations with the capacity to love. Does that mean none of the Buendias (after the first two) had the capacity to love? I would have thought a decent fraction showed the capacity to love.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Spoilers, cba to do it properly on phone

      I think the kid is said to be the first born out of love in generations, not with the capacity for it

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I thought Buddenbrooks was really similar to this but better

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hispanic cultures in general seem to really love Faulkner as far as native English literature goes.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Garcia Marquez once said that he wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude just to get people to read his novella Nobody Writes to the Colonel. So read that.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's worth reading but I don't know if it's all that

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I have no idea if what said is true but yeah definetely go for Nobody Writes to the Colonel. It ties in nicely with 100 years of solitude and the ending is just pure unadultered KINO.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is this considered magical realism?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I'd say so

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's been used as an example of it plenty of times. Kafka's works as well.
      I'd agree with both, but I also think magical realism is a loosely defined term that at best should be used for a very specific place and time in Latin America, describing authors with sometimes different intentions but with loose shared inspirations.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The Street of Crocodiles and The Hourglass Sanatorium by Bruno Schulz

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Whats something similar to read next?
    The Obscene Bird of Night

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Not even the same genre exactly, but it gave me similar, comfy, vibes

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Leaf Storm takes place in the same villiage.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Buddenbrooks for the generational family tale

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