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The autumn of the patriarch

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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."--Back cover  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Magic realism (Literature)
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN: 9780060882860 0060882867 0060114193 9780060114190 9780380017744 0380017741 0060932678 9780060932671
OCLC Number: 1015631540
Description: 1 volume (various pagings)
Other Titles: Otoño del patriarca.
Responsibility: Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa.
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"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."--Back cover Perennial Classics trade paperback.

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