The General in His Labyrinth
General Simon Bolivar, “the Liberator” of five South American countries, takes a last melancholy journey down the Magdalena River, revisiting cities along its shores, and reliving the triumphs, passions, and betrayals of his life. Infinitely charming, prodigiously successful in love, war and... show more
General Simon Bolivar, “the Liberator” of five South American countries, takes a last melancholy journey down the Magdalena River, revisiting cities along its shores, and reliving the triumphs, passions, and betrayals of his life. Infinitely charming, prodigiously successful in love, war and politics, he still dances with such enthusiasm and skill that his witnesses cannot believe he is ill. Aflame with memories of the power that he commanded and the dream of continental unity that eluded him, he is a moving exemplar of how much can be won—and lost—in a life.
Publish date: October 7th 2003
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Magical Realism
, Spanish Literature
, Latin American
, Latin American Literature
His feeble mind was only good for groping memories like vague shapes in the dark. His body was a withered portrait on the wall of some long forgotten castle. The writer sat down to write a simple love letter to a book he had known in his younger years. Now in the grips of his fever he remembered mor...
„Gdy obsypiesz człowieka dobrodziejstwami – od tej chwili pierwszą jego myślą będzie już tylko: jak je zachować”. – Monteskiusz Mottem z Monteskiusza można dopisać niemal każdemu bohaterowi, nie tylko literackiemu. Ileż to razy zdarzyło nam się pomóc ko...
This is a fictional account of the last few days of Simon Bolivar's life. It reads very much as a work by Garcia Marquez and has his typical concerns and stylistic conventions. Bolivar is seen as a metaphor for Latin American history. His life began in glory, but ended in failure and his life ref...
Written beautifully, as you would expect from Marquez, but neither the story or the characters were very engaging. This is at the bottom of my list of Marquez's books.
Generał w labiryncie to powieść przedstawiająca generała Simona Bolivara u schyłku swojego życia. Marquez zestawia ze sobą dwa obrazy tego samego człowieka - obecny: wyniszczonego, zmęczonego ciągłą walką o swoje ideały, ciężko chorego, bez realnej władzy i dawny, ukazany w licznych retrospektywnych...