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The Autumn of the Patriarch

The Autumn of the Patriarch
Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN 13: 9780060882860
ISBN 10: 60882867
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: 2006-03-14
Format: Paperback
Pages: 255
List Price: $13.99

One of Gabriel García Márquez's most intricate and ambitious works, The Autumn of the Patriarch is a brilliant tale of a Caribbean tyrant and the corruption of power.

From charity to deceit, benevolence to violence, fear of God to extreme cruelty, the dictator of The Autumn of the Patriarch embodies the best and the worst of human nature. Gabriel García Márquez, the renowned master of magical realism, vividly portrays the dying tyrant caught in the prison of his own dictator-ship. Employing an innovative, dreamlike style, and overflowing with symbolic descriptions, the novel transports the reader to a world that is at once fanciful and real.

New York Times Book Review

Majestic...Superb...a stunning portrait of the archetype, the pathological fascist tyrant. Garc'a M+rquez is as exorbitant as Melville and Dostoyevsky.