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eBook General In His Labyrinth (Penguin International Writers) download ISBN: 0140157433
Author: Gabr Garcia Marquez
Publisher: Penguin Putnam~trade; Edition Unstated edition (January 30, 1992)
Language: English
Pages: 304
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Category: Literature
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Many of his books are published by Penguin. For alvaro mutis, who gave me the idea for writing this book. The general in his labyrinth.

Many of his books are published by Penguin. Gabriel Garcia Marquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. He lives in Mexico City. A superb fictional re-creation of Bolivar's last month' Observer.

The General in His Labyrinth. To evoke this extraordinary destiny, the García Márquez mixes fiction with history. Under his pen, the historic hero becomes a man in a Promethean duel with history and time. On the 8 May 1830, General Simón Bolívar, escorted by his retinue, leaves Bogotá after having relinquished power. He only has a few days to live. Just down the Magdalena River, El Libertador (‘the Liberator’) of South American relives his struggles, his triumphs, his excesses and his failures. The Autumn of the Patriarch. This book was written with a watchmaker’s precision.

Gabriel garcia marquez. One hundred years of solitude. The General in his Labyrinth is the compelling tale of Simón Bolívar, a hero who has been forgotten and whose power is fading, retracing his steps down the Magdalena River by the Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. It was the fourth time he had travelled along the Magdalena, and he could not escape the impression that he was retracing the steps of his life'. At the age of forty-six General Simón Bolívar, who drove the Spanish from his lands and became the Liberator of South America,.

This books is about Simon Bolivar in the last period of his life when he. .Marquez is a retailer of wonders. An exquisite writer, wise, compassionate and extremely funny.

This books is about Simon Bolivar in the last period of his life when he attempts to leave South America and sails down the Rio de Magdelena. Gabriel Garcia Marquez wrote this because much had already. Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on 6 March 1927 in Aractaca, Colombia, and died on 17 April 2014 in Mexico City, aged 87. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 for a body of work that includes novels, works of non-fiction and collections of short stories. An imaginative writer of genius.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1927. Many of his books arepublished by Penguin. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in 2014. He studied at the National University of Colombia in 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.

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The author transmutes historical truth into magical narrative as he recounts the life of Simon Bolivar, who in the years 1811-24 led the revolutionary armies of South America against the Spaniards and ousted them from their former colonies. The author also wrote "One Hundred Years of Solitude".
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I recently read the author's acclaimed work "Love in the Time of Cholera" and enjoyed it very much. It spurred me to seek out more work by Marquez, hence this and several others that I recently purchased. My second foray into Marquez was "One Hundred Years of Solitude". I was very disappointed in that novel and concerned that I'd perhaps already seen the best he had to offer. Luckily, I followed up with "Love and Other Demons", finding it to be well worthwhile the effort. While not up to the standards of that novel, I nevertheless enjoyed this work.

Marquez's writing is certainly unique in its earthiness. He deals with such subjects as sex, bodily functions and graphic illness as if they are parts of everyday life ... because they are. It is refreshing.

Marquez is also known as one of the leading practitioners of the literary device of "magical realism" in which events are introduced into the story which are quite fantastic (for example, a character being swept away into the sky as though taken to heaven, a rain event that lasts over four years followed by an absolute drought of ten years). This was a major device used in One Hundred Years of Solitude and perhaps contributed to my dissatisfaction with that work.

This work, on the other hand, is virtually a non-fiction work, having as its subject the final days of Simon Bolivar, the Liberator of the Americas. The General, at a very unhealthy 46 years of age has withdrawn from political life and announced his pending exile to Europe as he begins his journey in Bogota, floats down the Magdalena River, spends some time in Cartagena fomenting intrigue before his journey (and life) ends in Soledad.

Throughout the odyssey, we witness the deteriorating physical condition (apparently tuberculosis) of the General as we are treated to numerous flashbacks of his fascinating life and adventures. The General is depressed and emotionally volatile as he witnesses the collapse of his lifetime dream and goal, the independence and unification of northern South America into a global super power. Even as the General wastes away, he observes the almost pre-ordained collapse of the fragile union of states and the pending insurrections and civil wars breaking out within them. It is a mess and he is powerless to prevent the carnage, though his very nature leads him to make the attempt.

The author's writing is indisputably beautiful and at times mesmerizing. Much like LitToC, this is a haunting and compelling story, filled with sadness and regret. It is an intriguing look into the mind of one of the most compelling and important figures in world history.
I have read this novel in the original Spanish and enjoyed it very much. I decided to re-read it in the English translation. I enjoyed this as well. Edith Grossman has captured Garcia Marquez style very well. The novel relates the last days of Simón Bolívar as he leaves Bogotá for his final stop at Santa Marta. The book is populated by interesting secondary characters. The cadence of the book flows along like the Magdalena River; it is inexorably leading to the tragic end in Santa Marta. In English or in Spanish, the book sings a melancholy but fascinating song.
This book is so good that I think I have read it three times now. Simon Bolivar is one of the most intriguing and amazing characters in human history, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez is the perfect writer to portray him. The only other book of this genre I have enjoyed as much is Mark Twain's Joan of Arc.
I am glad to have read several of Gabriel Gracia Marquez' books, given they are considered great works. I found them to be compelling (I never wanted to put the book down), and yet, I don't feel I am able to adequately appreciate his material; I think a better appreciation requires more knowledge of (or at least exposure to) his cultural context. There's something about his writing TONE that makes the reader want to be very sympathetic towards the characters. However, I never really felt I understood them.
The General in his Labyrinth is about power and the loss of power, about being challenged by the labyrinth of desire to pursue a dream versus the reality of it not happening. It is also about The General's love of country, love of his people and of women.
deadly claw
This is a re-read for me. .just,revisiting one of my favorite author s
greed style
What else would you expect from Garcia Márquez. Beautifully written with incredible detail, both historical and magical. I plan on making a journey to Mompox.
Good book.