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Read online The General in His Labyrinth.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The General in His Labyrinth Gabriel Garcia Marquez s most political novel is the tragic story of General Simon Bolivar the man who tried to unite a continent Bolivar known in six Latin American countries as the Liberator is one of the most revered heroes of the western hemisphere in Garcia Marquez s reimagining he is magnificently flawed as well The novel follows Bolivar as he takes his final journey in down the Magdalena River toward the sea revisiting the scenes of his former glory and lamenting his lost dream of an alliance of American nations Forced from power dogged by assassins and prematurely aged and wasted by a fatal illness the General is still a remarkably vital and mercurial man He seems to remain alive by the sheer force of will that led him to so many victories in the battlefields and love affairs of his past As he wanders in the labyrinth of his failing powers and still powerful memories he defies his impending death until the last by Gabriel García Márquez, Edith Grossman

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The General in His Labyrinth
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Number of Pages:285
Category:Historical fiction, Classics, Literature
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Book Jacket Status Jacketed br Gabriel Garcia Marquez s most political novel is the tragic story of General Simon Bolivar the man who tried to unite a continent br Bolivar known in six Latin American countries as the Liberator is one of the most revered heroes of the western hemisphere in Garcia Marquez s brilliant reimagining he is magnificently flawed as well The novel follows Bolivar as he takes his final journey in down the Magdalena River toward the sea revisiting the scenes of his former glory and lamenting his lost dream of an alliance of American nations Forced from power dogged by assassins and prematurely aged and wasted by a fatal illness the General is still a remarkably vital and mercurial man He seems to remain alive by the sheer force of will that led him to so many victories in the battlefields and love affairs of his past As he wanders in the labyrinth of his failing powers and still powerful memories he defies his impending death until the last br i The General in His Labyrinth i is an unforgettable portrait of a visionary from one of the greatest writers of our time, A man returns to the town where a baffling murder took place years earlier determined to get to the bottom of the story Just hours after marrying the beautiful Angela Vicario everyone agrees Bayardo San Roman returned his bride in disgrace to her parents Her distraught family forced her to name her first lover and her twin brothers announced their intention to murder Santiago Nasar for dishonoring their sister br br Yet if everyone knew the murder was going to happen why did no one intervene to stop it The more that is learned the less is understood and as the story races to its inexplicable conclusion an entire society not just a pair of murderers is put on trial, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature br p Garc a M rquez has composed with his usual sensual gravity and Olympian humor a love letter to the dying light John Updike i The New Yorker i br p p i On the eve of his ninetieth birthday a bachelor decides i to give himself a wild night of love with a virgin As is his habit he has purchased hundreds of women he asks a madam for her assistance The fourteen year old girl who is procured for him is enchanting but exhausted as she is from caring for siblings and her job sewing buttons she can do little but sleep Yet with sleeping beauty at his side it is he who awakens to a romance he has never known br p p Tender knowing and slyly comic i Memories of My Melancholy Whores i is an exquisite addition to the master s work br p p Luminous The cunning of i Memories i lies in the utter and utterly unexpected reliability of its narrator i The New York Times Book Review i br p p Masterful Erotic As hypnotizing as it is disturbing i Los Angeles Times i br p p Profoundly haunting Fiction of the very highest order i The Times Literary Supplement i p, On her twelfth birthday Sierva Maria the only child of a decaying noble family in an eighteenth century South American seaport is bitten by a rabid dog Believed to be possessed she is brought to a convent for observation And into her cell stumbles Father Cayetano Delaura who has already dreamed about a girl with hair trailing after her like a bridal train As he tends to her with holy water and sacramental oils Delaura feels something shocking begin to occur He has fallen in love and it is not long until Sierva Maria joins him in his fevered misery br br Unsettling and indelible i Of Love and Other Demons i is an evocative majestic tale of the most universal experiences known to woman and man