The General And His Labyrinth
Book Summary of The General And His Labyrinth
With the style and eloquent language that earned him the Nobel prize for literature, Marquez weaves a stunning story of glory and despair. Both real history and Marquez' imagination let us enter the world of Simon Bolivar, Liberator of South America, in all his humanity - good and evil. Bolivar drove the Spanish out of South America, dealt with treachery from his own compatriots. Once hailed as a hero, he is now scorned and reviled, and fighting his own demons, he refuses to die quietly. We are given a glimpse of the genius and foibles of the man behind the legend, as we accompany him on his last journey, accompanied only by the loyal remants of his once great army.
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|Book||The General And His Labyrinth|
|Author||Gabriel Garcia Marquez|
|Number of Pages||272|
|Dimensions||8.19 x 5.16 x 0.83 inches|
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Boy, I trudged my way through this fictionalized account of SimÃ³n BolÃvar's final voyage along the Magdalena River. The prose is sharp and beautiful when it needs to be (this is, after all, GarcÃa Marquez), but the story held no interest. In fact, I'm tempted to ask in response: what story?People...
A provocative read into the psyche of Bolivar. I feel as though I am hamstrung by my own ignorance of South American history during this period, as well as much of Bolivar's life. It was fascinating to read into the inner politics between his generals and him. The names really lacked meaning they...
'The General In His Labyrinth' is Marquez's fictional reconstruction of Simon Bolivar's, the liberator of South America from the Spanish, last days. Being an Indian I am not 100% sure of the historical accuracy in the novel, but people expecting a hardcore historical novel may be disappointed as...
Simon Bolivar almost succeeded in his lofty goal of liberating all of South America from the colonial powers that controlled it in the early days of the nineteenth century. But he lived to see many of his dreams and ambitions crumble amid the decay of his own health. This book chronicles his last...
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