A New and Limitless Utopia

Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez‘s novel Cien Anos De Soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude, 1967) is a milestone in literary theory and history. His works have motivated writers all over the world. In his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982, he acknowledged,

Face to face with a reality that overwhelms us, one which over man’s perception of time must have seemed a utopia, tellers of tales who, like me, are capable of believing anything, feel entitled to believe that it is not yet too late to undertake the creation of a minor utopia: a new and limitless utopia for life wherein no one can decide for others how they are to die, where love really can be true and happiness possible, where the lineal generations of one hundred years of solitude will have at last and forever a second chance on earth.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *