Line(s) of the Day #OneHundredYearsofSolitude

one-hundred-years-of-solitude book coverMany 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.

The opening line of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez (1967), who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

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13 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #OneHundredYearsofSolitude

  1. I like that he remembers his father helping him to “discover ice.” It was one I never did read but like its sentiments and have enjoyed Spanish literature before. I have to admit that “Don Quixote” is one of my favorites and the poets, Juan de Ibarbarou and Pablo Neruda are ones I remember. (“La Higuera” poem was one I had to recite in Spanish class.)If life were different, I would read all the time! Smiles, Robin

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