What are the best novels in Spanish of the 20th century?

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    #1One Hundred Years of Solitude

    One Hundred Years of Solitude

    One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, tells the story of the Buendía family, generation after generation, living in the mountain town of Macondo. Magic and reality interweave to create one of the most rewarding reading experiences of the 20th century.

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    Andrew Stanley
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women -- brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul -- this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction."
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    #2Rayuela

    Rayuela
    Rayuela is a novel written by Julio Cortázar which can be read in different manners. It is classic of Latin American literature full of interesting characters, love and imagination.

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    Frank Cunningham
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Obviously if you want to enjoy this book you must be fluent in reading Spanish but if this it not a problem and you are looking for one of the great Latin American novels of the 20th century then you'll be engrossed by this. You'll no doubt be dazzled by the impressive adventures of the chief protagonist Horacio Oliveira and be brought to tears by the sadness of his story so remember to have tissues at the ready as you get lost in this epic story."
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    #3Pedro Páramo

    Pedro Páramo
    Pedro Páramo is a book written by Juan Rulfo and translated by Margaret Sayers Peden with a foreword from Susan Sontag. Pedro Páramo was published on March 10, 1994 by Grove Press.
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    Zhou Zhu
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Pedro Páramo is a novel written in Spanish. Its a story that focuses on the 20th century and those who understand the language have recommended it as a masterpiece. "
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    #4Sobre Héroes y Tumbas: Sin Sobrecubierta (Spanish Edition)

    Sobre Héroes y Tumbas: Sin Sobrecubierta (Spanish Edition)

    Sobre Héroes y Tumbas: Sin Sobrecubierta (Spanish Edition) is a book written by Ernesto Sabato. Sobre Héroes y Tumbas: Sin Sobrecubierta (Spanish Edition) was published on October 28, 1999.

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    Micky Yu
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This novel is in Spanish, so I can't tell you much about it. It does have some very good reviews though."
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    #52666 (Narrativas Hispanicas)

    2666 (Narrativas Hispanicas)

    2666 (Narrativas Hispanicas) is a spanish fictional book written by Roberto Bolaño. 2666 (Narrativas Hispanicas) was published on February 28, 2006 by Anagrama.

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    Jordan Hoffman
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I haven't even finished this book yet and I already can't wait to read it again! It has such a gripping story, interesting characters, and a premise that is unlike anything else written today. I find myself lost in this book, swept away into a time and place created by the author. I won't provide specifics because this book must really be enjoyed firsthand to fully appreciate, but do yourself a favor and get a copy of this book."
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    #6La tregua (Truce) (Spanish Edition)

    La tregua (Truce) (Spanish Edition)

    La tregua (Truce) (Spanish Edition) is a spanish book written by Mario Benedetti. La tregua (Truce) (Spanish Edition) was published by July 15, 2001 by Punto de Lectura.

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    Thomas Cox
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a great Spanish novel. It is very well written and you feel the grayness of the main characters existence. "
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    #7La Ciudad y los Perros

    La Ciudad y los Perros

    La Ciudad y los Perros is a spanish fictional book written by Mario Vargas Llosa. La Ciudad y los Perros was published on November 1, 2000 by Punto de Lectura.

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    #8Like Water for Chocolate

    Like Water for Chocolate

    Like Water for Chocolate is a romantic magical realism novel for young adults written by bestselling author Laura Esquivel. It was first released in August 2002. It was adapted into a an award-winning film. 

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    Mario Aguilera
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I would consider this a great book to relax and enjoy if you are into romance. Being a spanish speaker this book is high on my list. It is very enjoyable."
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    #9The Aleph and Other Stories

    The Aleph and Other Stories

    The Aleph and Other Stories is a collection of philosophical short stories written by Jorge Luis Borges and annotated by Andrew Hurley. First published in 1945, this book is published in 2004 by Penguin Classics.

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    Verónica Orozco
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I really, really enjoyed this. The characterizations are superb. On the other hand this is a collection of short stories rather than a novel, so it doesn't really qualify. But I loved it so much I'm giving it a 5 anyway :D"
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    #10El Llano En Llamas (Spanish Edition)

    El Llano En Llamas (Spanish Edition)

    El Llano En Llamas (Spanish Edition) is a book written by Juan Rulfo. El Llano En Llamas (Spanish Edition) was published on May 28, 2000 by Sudamericana.

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    Joseph Estrada
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Although this is a great novel to read, its not even close to fitting the category. This does not rank up there when it comes to the great Spanish language novels of today, and definitely not the 2th century. This book will shine a different light on how you see the lives of Mexicans. You definitely will have an appreciation for them. "
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    #11Love in the Time of Cholera

    Love in the Time of Cholera

    Love in the Time of Cholera is a standalone historical fiction novel written by Gabriel García Márquez which follows the love story between lovers Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza. 

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    Rakesh Sarin
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I'm usually not one for love stories but this one caught and kept my attention. Follow the winding road of two lovers and a solid ending. Has some historical aspects as well. "

Summary

Best What are the best novels in Spanish of the 20th century
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1One Hundred Years of SolitudeBooks 43 Paid
2RayuelaBooks 40 Paid
3Pedro Páramo Books 37 Paid
4Sobre Héroes y Tumbas: Sin Sobrecubierta (Spanish Edition)Books 36 Paid
52666 (Narrativas Hispanicas)Books 32 Paid
6La tregua (Truce) (Spanish Edition)Books 31 Paid
7La Ciudad y los PerrosBooks 30 Paid
8Like Water for ChocolateBooks 27 Paid
9The Aleph and Other StoriesBooks 24 Paid
10El Llano En Llamas (Spanish Edition)Books 23 Paid
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