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The autumn of the patriarch

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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One of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's most intricate and ambitious works, The Autumn of the Patriarch is a brilliant tale of a Caribbean tyrant and the corruption of power. Employing an innovative, dreamlike style, the novel is overflowing with symbolic descriptions as it vividly portrays the dying tyrant caught in the prison of his own dictatorship. From charity to deceit, benevolence to violence, fear of God to extreme  Read more...
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García Márquez, Gabriel, 1928- 2014.
Autumn of the patriarch.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1976
(OCoLC)659316234
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN: 0060114193 9780060114190
OCLC Number: 2464022
Notes: Translation of El otoño del patriarca.
Description: 269 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Otoño del patriarca.
Responsibility: Gabriel Garciá Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa.

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One of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's most intricate and ambitious works, The Autumn of the Patriarch is a brilliant tale of a Caribbean tyrant and the corruption of power. Employing an innovative, dreamlike style, the novel is overflowing with symbolic descriptions as it vividly portrays the dying tyrant caught in the prison of his own dictatorship. From charity to deceit, benevolence to violence, fear of God to extreme cruelty, the dictator embodies at once the best and the worst of human nature.

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