The talented British-Albanian singer Dua Lipa has surprised her followers by publicly sharing her admiration for the literary work “One Hundred Years of Solitude.” This novel by the renowned Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, widely considered a masterpiece, has earned a special place in the heart of the artist and model.
Dua Lipa, known for her success in pop music, has ventured into the world of literature through her involvement in Service95, a weekly lifestyle newsletter that she founded herself. This newsletter is described as a “concierge service for style, culture, and global society” designed to help readers understand the world around them.
Dua Lipa and her encounter with Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s magical realism
In her review of “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” Dua Lipa highlights the concept of “magical realism” that Gabriel Garcia Marquez skillfully weaves into his work. This unique narrative, blending the fantastic with the real, has been one of the distinctive features of Garcia Marquez’s literature and has captivated readers worldwide.
The singer describes how she was enchanted by this novel and how she was fascinated by the magical elements coexisting with reality in the fictitious town of Macondo. However, she also acknowledges encountering a characteristic challenge of the work: the extensive family tree of the Buendia and Iguaran families, which houses a multitude of fictional characters.
Dua Lipa shares in her review: “This incredible novel enchanted me. I was captivated by the fantastical elements that coexist with reality, and I loved how time swirls and swings in the fictitious city of Macondo. It’s true that at times I had to find my way through the many Aurelianos and Jose Arcadios populating the seven generations of the Buendía family. But getting lost and succumbing to Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s storytelling mastery is part of the joy of this epic tale.”
Reading “One Hundred Years of Solitude” led Dua Lipa to reflect on a variety of profound themes addressed in the novel, including love and war, family bonds, the consequences of modernity, and, of course, the multiple meanings of solitude.
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This is not the first time Dua Lipa has shared her reading recommendations with her followers. Through Service95, she has offered a series of selected readings and additional resources, such as discussion guides and exclusive interviews, to enrich the reading experience of the book club members.
The inclusion of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” as a featured work for the month of October is a testament to the enduring impact of Garcia Marquez’s novel on global literature and its ability to touch the hearts of people from different walks of life, including international pop stars like Dua Lipa.
Dua Lipa’s review is a reminder that great literary works have the power to transcend borders and unite people through their beauty and depth. “One Hundred Years of Solitude” continues to captivate new generations of readers and leave an indelible mark on the world of literature.