Harper Academic

The Autumn of the Patriarch

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

On Sale: 03/14/2006

Price: $15.99

The Autumn of the Patriarch

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

On Sale: 03/14/2006

Format:

Price: $15.99

About the Book

This is an extraordinary novel by one of the world's leading writers. A Latin American dictator's body is discovered in his enormous, crumbling palace. Revolutionaries burst in and find his rotting corpse in an anarchic tangle of past and present-a present already lost and decayed, a past of almost unimaginable richness in which the palace was crowded with the dictator's ministers, bodyguards and servants, who kept him precariously balanced in power, and also with a tribe of women and children. The atmosphere is dreamlike-even nightmarish-real, vibrant and sensually exact, and at the same time vague and almost unbelievable.

Critical Praise

"Majestic...Superb...A stunning portrait of hte archetype, the pathological fascist tyrant." - New York Times Book Review

"Majestic...Superb...a stunning portrait of the archetype, the pathological fascist tyrant. Garc'a M rquez is as exorbitant as Melville and Dostoyevsky." - New York Times Book Review

“The Autumn of the Patriarch mines one of the darkest veins in Latin American political history. The central character is a composite of Trujillos, Batistas, and Somozas. His is a genius at the barren politics of survival, capable and guilty of the most savage brutality, a lonely monster who shuffles through his palace every night, checking the locks, looking for assassins, lighting a lantern for a quick exit.” - America

"Majestic...Superb...a stunning portrait of the archetype, the pathological fascist tyrant. Garcia Mcrquez is as exorbitant as Melville and Dostoyevsky." - New York Times Book Review

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060882860
  • ISBN 10: 0060882867
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 03/14/2006
  • Trimsize: 5.310 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.640 in (d)
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: $15.99
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Cultural Heritage
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Magical Realism