The General in His Labyrinth Hardcover – 1 Nov. 1990 by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Author) 4.5 out of 5 stars 73 ratings. The General in His Labyrinth (original Spanish title: El general en su laberinto) is a novel by the Colombian writer and Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 September 2016, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 October 2016, Evocative and thoughtful account of Colombia and Bolivar, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 February 2015. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Please try again. No more plastic! 1-Click ordering is not available for this item. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 24, 2016, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 13, 2016, Evocative and thoughtful account of Colombia and Bolivar. It was written with Marquez' usual flair, but it's not just about Bolivar, it's a reflection on the myth of Bolivar and an attempt to contrast that with a more sordid reality. Breaking with the traditional heroic portrayal of Bolívar El Libertador, García Márquez depicts a pathetic protagonist, a prematurely aged man who is physically ill and mentally exhausted. His General’s story is tragic; his telling of it is luminous.” --The Dallas Morning News. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. My second foray into Marquez was "One Hundred Years of Solitude". Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. His general, however, is not only magic, but real.” --The Wall Street Journal“As usual, García Márquez’s craftsmanship is nothing less than superb. I admit, I knew nothing of Bolivar before reading this book; and I bought it mainly after watching "Looking for Alaska" on TV, to try and get an insight in to where the author of that story was going with Alaska's obsession with this book. The book is populated by interesting secondary characters. First published in 1989, the book traces Bolívar's final journey from Bogotá to the Caribbean coastline of Colombia in his attempt to leave South America for exile in Europe. This item cannot be shipped to your selected delivery location. I am glad to have read several of Gabriel Gracia Marquez' books, given they are considered great works. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 24, 2016, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 13, 2016, Evocative and thoughtful account of Colombia and Bolivar. I recently read the author's acclaimed work "Love in the Time of Cholera" and enjoyed it very much. I really did not feel I knew enough about Simon Bolivar for this novel to mean much to me. The magic of Marquez never disappoints me, at the end I remained spellbound. Something went wrong. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 September 2016, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 October 2016, Evocative and thoughtful account of Colombia and Bolivar, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 February 2015. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. The General in His Labyrinth (original Spanish title: El general en su laberinto) is a novel by the Colombian writer and Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez. Condition: VERY GOOD. He later served as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas, and New York. Please choose a different delivery location. 'It was the fourth time he had travelled along the Magdalena, and he could not escape the impression that he was retracing the steps of his life'. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. I have read this novel in the original Spanish and enjoyed it very much. Amazon Price New from Used from Kindle Edition "Please retry" £2.99 — — Hardcover "Please retry" £9.99 . (Harper Perennial Modern Classics), Love in the Time of Cholera (Oprah's Book Club), Meditations (Penguin Classics) by Marcus Aurelius (1995) Mass Market Paperback. The General in His Labyrinth To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. A masterpiece. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Unable to add item to List. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel García Márquez (1990, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. Please try again. I decided to re-read it in the English translation. Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2020. This book is so good that I think I have read it three times now. Hardcover. The General in his Labyrinth is about power and the loss of power, about being challenged by the labyrinth of desire to pursue a dream versus the reality of it not happening. Last one! Publisher: Vintage, 2003 Even as the General wastes away, he observes the almost pre-ordained collapse of the fragile union of states and the pending insurrections and civil wars breaking out within them. I saw huge similarities between the general and Pakistan's founding father Mohammed Ali Jinnah. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Consumed by the memories of what he has done and what he failed to do, Bolívar hopes to see a way out of the labyrinth in which he has lived all his life.