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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"Seldom has there been a more fitting match between author and subject. Mr. Garcia Márquez wades into his flamboyant, often improbable and ultimately tragic material with enormous gusto, heaping detail upon susuous detail, alternating grace with horror, perfume with the stench of corruption, the elegant language of public ceremony with the vulgarity of private moments, the rationalistic clarity of Bolivar's thought with the malarial intensity of his emotions." Margaret Atwood, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"A stunning portrait, convincing and poignant....A tour de force." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Rhythmic, spare, classically elegant...Garcia Márquez's Bolivar comes across with a full measure of human ambiguity, with frailties as well as the magnanimity of sould and expansiveness of vision that lef him to attempt to form the largest republic in the world." The Houston Post

About the Author

Gabriel García Márquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. He lives in Mexico City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400034703
Translator:
Grossman, Edith
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Translator:
Grossman, Edith
Author:
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Author:
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
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Author:
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
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Author:
Grossman, Edith
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Heads of state
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Heads of state - South America
Subject:
Bolivar, Simon
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
no. 1997/090
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.14 x 0.72 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 304 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9781400034703 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Seldom has there been a more fitting match between author and subject. Mr. Garcia Márquez wades into his flamboyant, often improbable and ultimately tragic material with enormous gusto, heaping detail upon susuous detail, alternating grace with horror, perfume with the stench of corruption, the elegant language of public ceremony with the vulgarity of private moments, the rationalistic clarity of Bolivar's thought with the malarial intensity of his emotions."
"Review" by , "A stunning portrait, convincing and poignant....A tour de force."
"Review" by , "Rhythmic, spare, classically elegant...Garcia Márquez's Bolivar comes across with a full measure of human ambiguity, with frailties as well as the magnanimity of sould and expansiveness of vision that lef him to attempt to form the largest republic in the world."
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