García Marquez, Gabriel (1928–)
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In his early works García Marquez, using a Faulknerian model, placed his plots and characters in a mythical city called Macondo. His most famous novel, Cian años de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude, 1967), is the culmination of a long process of dealing with that imaginary city, characters, and situations, focusing on the civil war, the sociopolitical effects of modernization, and the massacre of workers in the exploitative banana industry.