The Autumn of the Patriarch

By Gabriel García Márquez

Translated by Gregory Rabassa

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Release

10-11-22

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction

Release

10-11-22

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction

Overview

One of Gabriel García Márquez’s most intricate and ambitious works, The Autumn of the Patriarch is a brilliant tale of a Caribbean tyrant and the corruption of power.

From charity to deceit, benevolence to violence, fear of God to extreme cruelty, the dictator of The Autumn of the Patriarch embodies the best and the worst of human nature. Gabriel García Márquez, the renowned master of magical realism, vividly portrays the dying tyrant caught in the prison of his own dictatorship. Employing an innovative, dreamlike style, and overflowing with symbolic descriptions, the novel transports the listener to a world that is at once fanciful and real.

Editorial Reviews

“Majestic…Superb…A stunning portrait of the archetype, the pathological fascist tyrant.” New York Times Book Review

Gabriel García Márquez

Author Biography

Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014) was an author, journalist, and novelist who is considered one of the most influential writers of the twenty-first century, particularly in the Spanish language. He was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature Among his many books are The Autumn of the Patriarch, No One Writes to the Colonel, Love in the Time of Cholera, Living to Tell the Tale, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, and the classic One Hundred Years of Solitude.