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One Hundred Years of Solitude in Wisconsin (2007-2008)

One Hundred Years of Solitude in Wisconsin continued the success of the Don Quixote in Wisconsin and the Dante's Inferno in Wisconsin programs with García Márquez's masterwork, One Hundred Years of Solitude. In the 2007-2008 academic year, high school and college classes from across the state participated in reading this book. The program culminated in a student conference in the spring of 2008.

Teaching Resources: click here to access the Center for Humanities' Teaching One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Guide for Educators. Online resources include:

  • Information about the Santa Marta Massacre (aka the Banana Massacre), including links to documents from the United Fruit Company's archives as well as declassified documents.
  • Professor Laura Matthew's Latin American History course website.
  • Teaching One Hundred Years with Faulkner’s Sound and the Fury by Professor Mark Frisch, Duquesne University.
  • A Colombian timeline.
  • Survey of Latin-American Culture Through Literature (a lesson plan about Latin American literature with general discussion questions)
  • NY Times Obituary for Marquez.
  • Macondo.
  • The Nobel Prize in Literature entry, 1982.
  • Internet Book List: Author Information, Gabriel García Márquez.

One Hundred Years of Solitude in Wisconsin was sponsored by the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities, Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies, Division of Continuing Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Integrated Liberal Studies, Lectures Committee and Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters & Science. Additional support from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and Wisconsin Humanities Council. HarperCollins Publishers generously donated copies of One Hundred Years of Solitude to the program.