Posts Tagged: one hundred years of solitude

In Between the In-Between: Talking with Jenny Zhang


Jenny Zhang discusses her story collection Sour Heart, trying to escape the past, collective versus individual responsibility for trauma, and love as imprisonment. ...more

As Long as What Is Said Is Understood: Talking with Lesley Nneka Arimah


Lesley Nneka Arimah discusses her debut collection What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky, mother-daughter relationships, and the pleasures of genre fiction. ...more

What to Read When You Need to Understand Corrupt Families


As we wait for the latest Trump crisis-slash-scandal to shake out, here is a list of great books about terrible families. ...more

The Read Along: Laura Goode


Jesus Christ, this book is like, Toni Morrison/Susan Sontag good. This book is first viewing of Beyoncé's Lemonade good. This book is Simone Biles good. ...more

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Jaquira Díaz


Jaquira Díaz discusses the challenge of writing about family members, her greatest joy as a writer, and her literary role models. ...more

No Magic, Just Reality


While most of the world lauds Gabriel García Márquez as a literary genius, those from his hometown of Aracataca (on which Macondo in One Hundred Years of Solitude is based), feel little more than an abiding resentment. The author was in a position to help the town—many of its residents don’t have access to clean water—but did nothing:

García Márquez approved final blueprints for [a García Márquez] museum from his home in Mexico City but provided no other input or financial or public support.