The general in his labyrinth

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A.A. Knopf, Sep 1, 1990 - Fiction - 285 pages
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General Simon Bolivar, "the Liberator" of five South American countries, takes a last melancholy journey down the Magdalena River, revisiting cities along its shores, and reliving the triumphs, passions, and betrayals of his life. Infinitely charming, prodigiously successful in love, war and politics, he still dances with such enthusiasm and skill that his witnesses cannot believe he is ill. Aflame with memories of the power that he commanded and the dream of continental unity that eluded him, he is a moving exemplar of how much can be wonand lostin a life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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User Review  - Steve mitchell - Goodreads

Gabriel Garcia Marquez chooses to tell of the Bolivar after all the wars and loves and care. The Liberator at deaths door travelling down the Magdelana River supposedly on his way to Europe and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tanuj Solanki - Goodreads

The unavoidable error of not re-reading a Marquez novel immediately after the first reading. Read full review

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Gabriel GarcIa MArquez was born in Colombia in 1927. His many books include "The Autumn of the Patriarch; No One Writes to the Colonel; Love in the Time of Cholera;" a memoir, "Living to Tell the Tale"; and, most recently, a novel, "Memories of My Melancholy Whores". Gabriel GarcIa MArquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

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