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The Autumn of the Patriarch By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Autumn of the Patriarch
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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The Autumn of the Patriarch Summary


The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

First the vultures arrive. Then the revolutionaries burst into the crumbling residential a place of a modern Latin American country to find the rotting corpse of the dictator whose shadow had loomed over the advancing corruption of their country for almost a century. There was a time when his power seemed to have no limit, when dauntless adulators proclaimed him corrector of earthquakes and other errors of God, when his messianic appearances among the peasants inspired awe and love. But as his infamous regime tightened its grip of cruelty and terror, the dictator himself became afraid, withdrawing into the sanctuary of his crowded palace, where the mistresses, concubines and tribes of children he surrounded himself with could not offset the loneliness of the autumn of his power - the autumn of his pain. Gabriel Garcia Marquez weaves a narrative backwards and forwards through time, telling the story of the depot general - lover and son, puppet and symbol, man and monster - through the eyes of those who adored and served him, of those who feared and despised him.

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About Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia in 1928. He attended the University of Bogota and later worked as a reporter for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador and as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas, and New York. The Autumn of the Patriarch is reissued as one of a complete set of all his novels - In Evil Hour, Love in the Time of Cholera, One Hundred Years of Solitude and The General in His Labyrinth. His Collected Stories and Three Novellas are also now available. In 1982 Marquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He lives in Mexico City.

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GOR003250793
The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
1900-01-01
229
0224013947
9780224013949
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