The General in His Labyrinth

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Vintage International, Oct 7, 2003 - Fiction - 285 pages
8 Reviews
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 won—and lost—in a life.

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Review: The General in His Labyrinth

User Review  - Louise - Goodreads

This book is not a work of magical realism; Neither is it an insightful biography. There are flashes of Marquez brilliance (for instance, the prose in the ending), but, overall, this book left me ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shane - Goodreads

There is very little magic realism here from the master of that form. This is stylized journalism at its best on the last days in the life of Simon Bolivar, the Liberator of America (comprised of only ... Read full review

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