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100 Years of Solitude And Now Eternally Silent April 18, 2014

Posted by Shahir in Uncategorized.

100 YearsWhen I read 100 Years Of  Solitude in 1996, I felt an affinity with Gabriel Garcia Marques as that one would feel towards an uncle next-door. Since the time I learned of his hospitalization a week ago, there was a silent gush of memories of my experience of reading the book, the hangover I felt and the silent admiration I’ve always had since then for the author.


“The world was so recent that many things lacked names, and in order to indicate them it was necessary to point’ I remember brought to me the image of the height of innocence of a child – whatever it was Gabriel Garcia meant to convey through it. And there was many such capturing passages, a line or two born in an instant that had in it wealth of wisdom packed for centuries to come.

Who cannot relate to this line of his: “The best friend a person has is one who has just died”

In March last year, we bade farewell to Chinua Achebe. Today Gabriel Garcia Marques followed.

Collection of thoughts and memories will remain.

Now eternally silent, from “100 Years of Solitude”



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