The discovery of a South American dictator's rotting corpse in the deserted tangle of his crumbling palace prompts a search through his past and a colorful chronicle of his progression from popular, beloved, unafraid ruler to isolated, frightened despot
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Gabriel García Márquez was born in 1927 in the town of Aracataca, Columbia.Latin America's preeminent man of letters, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. García Márquez began his writing career as a journalist and is the author of numerous other works of fiction and nonfiction, including the novels The Autumn of the Patriarch and Love in the Time of Cholera, and the autobiography Living to Tell the Tale. There has been resounding acclaim for his life's work since he passed away in April 2014.Language Notes:
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Buchbeschreibung Harper & Row, USA, 1976. Amerikanische EA, 8°, Lwd. m. goldgeprägtem Rückentitel u. OSU., 269 S. - gutes Exemplar / First edition. Fine copy. Buch. Artikel-Nr. 004957
Buchbeschreibung New York / Hagerstown / San Francisco / London, Harper & Row., 1976. First American Edition. 16 cm x 24 cm. 269 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Some slight wear to edges of cover. Clean inside with solid binding. "As the citizens of an unnamed Caribbean nation creep through dusty corridors in search of their tyrannical leader, they cannot comprehend that the frail and withered man lying dead on the floor can be the self-styled General of the Universe. Their arrogant, manically violent leader, known for serving up traitors to dinner guests and drowning young children at sea, can surely not die the humiliating death of a mere mortal? Tracing the demands of a man whose egocentric excesses mask the loneliness of isolation and whose lies have become so ingrained that they are indistinguishable from truth, Márquez has created a fantastical portrait of despotism that rings with an air of reality." (Amazon) 'Delights with its quirky humanity and black humour and impresses by its total originality' -- Vogue 'Captures perfectly the moral squalor and political paralysis that enshrouds a society awaiting the death of a long-term dictator' --Guardian 'Márquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no-one else can do' -- Salman Rushdie. Artikel-Nr. 72868AB