Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Take me to Macondo.

Today's literary blog hop from The Blue Bookcase asks:
What setting (time or place) from a book or story would you most like to visit? Eudora Welty said that "Being shown how to locate, to place, any account is what does most toward making us believe it...," so in what location would you most like to hang out?

That's it: Macondo.  Any place that Gabriel Garcia Marquez sought, let me seek.

Take me to the world of One Hundred Years of Solitude, of Love in the Time of Cholera.

Take me to the village of "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings". I will find him and free him and ask nothing of him and make nothing of him. 

I will embrace the many hundred Aureliano Buendias and look into the eyes of both Florentino Ariza and Dr. Juvenal Urbino and laugh with the innocent Erendira.

And I will have some peace there, some peace amid the passions of multitudes, amid a modern mythos. 

Yes, I shall go to Macondo.

MFB,
L
                                                       Where would you go?
 
p.s. Anybody:  How do you get the proper accent marks in blogger?? I have tried and MFed.

4 comments:

mel u said...

A beautiful post-I just read 100 Years for the first time last month as well as four of his short stories-all great works

Jenny O. said...

This is a terrific choice. I've read Marquez's other novels, but not 100 yrs.

parrish lantern said...

Read this awhile ago, great choice & a lovely picture.

Suzanne said...

Interesting choice. I don't think I'd be able to make it in Marquez's worlds.

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