The major themes of this novel trickle like a waterfall through One Hundred Years of Solitude, returning again and again to illuminate the Buendías and human nature. They are time, fate, humor and magic. It is in these concepts that the great playfulness and great power of the novel live. What do you need to know about them—and how will it help you in your reading?

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Time  |  Fate  |  Humor  |  Magic