One Hundred Years of Solitude

“This illustration shows two men who illustrate the basic characteristics of all the José Arcadios and Aurelianos in the novel, while listing the twisting family tree that spawned them all. The Aureliano, on the left, is neat and quiet, and almost disappearing from view, while the José Arcadio on the right is big and powerful and demanding attention”.

David Damrosch, Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University.

“The same year that One Hundred Years came out, Sergeant Pepper’s came out. Like there’s a before and an after Sgt. Peppers. There’s a before and an after One Hundred Years of Solitude.”

Richard Pena, Program Director, film society of the Lincoln Center.