The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Autumn of the Patriarch (original Spanish title: El otoño del patriarca) is a novel written by Gabriel García Márquez in 1975. A "poem on the solitude of power" according to the author, the novel is a flowing tract on the life of an eternal dictator. The book is divided into six sections, each retelling the same story of the infinite power held by the archetypical Caribbean tyrant. García Márquez based his fictional dictator on a variety of real-life fascists, including Gustavo Rojas Pinilla of his Colombian homeland, Generalissimo Francisco Franco of Spain (the novel was written in Barcelona), and Venezuela's Juan Vicente Gómez. The product is a universal story of the disastrous effects created by the concentration of power into a single man.

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The Autumn of the Patriarch Hardcover 12986518 $20.00
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The Autumn of the Patriarch Hardcover 10837062 $59.43 $11.10
The Autumn of the Patriarch Hardcover 810941 $236.52 $3.63 1976
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The Autumn of the Patriarch (Perennial Classics) Paperback 3463715 $59.64 $1.99 1999
El otono del patriarca / The Autumn of the Patriarch (Fiction, poetry & drama) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2623062 $2.99 $3.43 1997
El otono del patriarca / The Autumn of the Patriarch (Spanish Edition) Paperback 5769909 $36.00 $5.48 1988
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Autumn of the Patriarch Paperback 4332768 $7.04 $0.99 1991
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El Otono del Patriarca (Spanish Edition) Paperback 10929372 $7.18 1989
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The Autumn of the Patriarch. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. Paperback 5623903 $28.95 $21.99
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El Ontono del Patriarca (Spanish Edition) Paperback 19870523 $24.95 1986
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