|Autumn of the Patriarch (1975) [Novel]|
by Gabriel García Márquez
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(From the publisher):
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.
Original title: Otoño del patriarca
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Literary Fantasy→ Magical Realism
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics