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The Autumn of the Patriarch by  Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Paperback - 1991 - from Bookmarc's and Biblio.com

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The Autumn of the Patriarch

by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket as Issued


New York, New York, USA: HarperPerennial/Harper Collins Publishers, 1991. BX5 - A trade paperback in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor shelf wear overall that includes some light creasing to the front cover. The central character is a composite of Trujillos, Batistas, and Somozas. He is a genius at the barren politics of survival and is capable and guilty of the most savage brutality. He has become a lonely monster who shuffles through his palace every night checking the locks, looking for assassins and lighting a lantern for a quick exit. The author is a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. By the author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude", "No One Writes to the Colonel, "The General in His Labyrinth" and "Love in the Time of Cholera." 269p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

The Autumn of the Patriarch is a novel written by Gabriel García Márquez in 1975. A "poem on the solitude of power" according to the author, the novel is a flowing tract on the life of an eternal dictator. The book is divided into six sections, each retelling the same story of the infinite power held by the archetypical Caribbean tyrant.




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