Friday, September 25, 2009

The most influential book of our time?

It's Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, according to a recent survey reported in the Guardian.

Guardian: Gabriel García Márquez's seminal novel One Hundred Years of Solitude is the piece of writing that has most shaped world literature over the past 25 years, according to a survey of international writers... "[It] taught the west how to read a reality alternative to their own, which in turn opened the gates for other non-western writers... from Africa and Asia. Apart from the fact that it's an amazing book, it taught western readers tolerance for other perspectives." More...

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