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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As much as I love Gabriel Garcia Marquez, it is difficult to recommend this novel, or even to call it a novel. There is no plot to speak of and only the barest characterizations. It is an elongated ... Read full review

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After reading him I take time to come out of the world he pushes us into. After Hundred years of solitude, I was unable to pick another book for a month. That's something special. 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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