Gabo's Bookshelf: 'The Autumn of the Patriarch'
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The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975)
By Gabriel García Márquez

One of Gabriel García Márquez's most intricate and ambitious works, The Autumn of the Patriarch is the tale of a Caribbean tyrant and the corruption of power. Employing an innovative, dreamlike style, the novel is overflowing with symbolic descriptions as it vividly portrays the dying tyrant caught in the prison of his own dictatorship. From charity to deceit, benevolence to violence, fear of God to extreme cruelty, the dictator embodies at once the best and the worst of human nature.

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