|No of pages||285|
|Book Publisher||Penguin India|
|Published Date||14 Oct 2000|
Author : Gabriel Garcia Marquez13 Books
Gabriel García Márquez, (born March 6, 1927, Aracataca, Colombia—died April 17, 2014, Mexico City, Mexico),
Colombian novelist and one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, mostly for his masterpiece Caen naos de Soledad (1967; One Hundred Years of Solitude).
He was the fourth Latin American to be so honored, having been preceded by Chilean poets Gabriela Mistral in 1945 and Pablo Neruda in 1971 and by Guatemalan novelist Miguel Angel Asturias in 1967.
With Jorge Luis Borges, García Márquez is the best-known Latin American writer in history.
In addition to his masterly approach to the novel, he was a superb crafter of short stories and an accomplished journalist.
In both his shorter and longer fictions, García Márquez achieved the rare feat of being accessible to the common reader while satisfying the most demanding of sophisticated critics.
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The General In His Labyrinth is the fictionalized account that depicts the last few months of General Simón Bolívar’s lifetime, who successfully helped Latin America get independence. This book follows the leader on his final journey, down the coastline of Colombia in order to reach Europe. This political novel covers the story of the liberator not at the time of his triumphs, but during his days of decline.
The General In His Labyrinth shows how the protagonist, at the age of 46, is preparing to leave his country after not being chosen as the President of the new Colombian Government. The people no longer support him, and an unspecified illness is slowly killing him. As the General sets sail with his entourage, he realizes how unpopular he has become in Latin America.
The General In His Labyrinth illustrates how the man is reluctant to leave the places of his former glories. He wanders down the Magdalena River, while becoming lost in the labyrinth of his own memories. The new edition of The General In His Labyrinth was published by Penguin India in 2000. It is available in paperback format.