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El general en su laberinto Jos Palacios, su servidor m s antiguo, lo encontr flotando en las aguas depurativas de la ba era, desnudo y con los ojos abiertos, y crey que se hab a ahogado Sab a que se era uno de sus muchos modos de meditar, pero el estado de xtasis en que yac a a la deriva parec a de alguien que ya no era de este mundo No se atrevi a acercarse, sino que lo llam con voz sorda de acuerdo con la orden de despertarlo antes de las cinco para viajar con las primeras luces less


10 thoughts on “El general en su laberinto

  1. WILLIAM2 WILLIAM2 says:

    This is wonderful Dense with historical incident, deft characterization, and the telling detail that is Garc a M rquez s hallmark It s the story of Sim n Bol var he who liberated South America from Spanish colonial tyranny and his retreat from public life just prior to his death The great trick of the novel is to make condensed passages of historical summary ring with life through the rec


  2. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    El General en su Laberinto The General in His Labyrinth, Gabriel Garc a M rquezThe General in His Labyrinth is a 1989 dictator novel by Colombian writer and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garc a M rquez It is a fictionalized account of the last seven months of Sim n Bol var, liberator and leader of Gran Colombia The book traces Bol var s final journey from Bogot to the Caribbean coastline of Colom


  3. Jibran Jibran says:

    Idleness was painful after so many years of wars, bitter governments, and trivial loves.The profundity of Sim n Bol var s vision became the bane of his life He was destined to be the man who led the Latin American people to freedom from the imperial rule of Spain Having broken the shackles of slavery he took over the uncontested leadership of the vast continent as the President with the si


  4. Kara Babcock Kara Babcock says:

    I always feel a twinge of pity when someone tells me, I don t read for pleasure anyor I only read non fiction Most of the pity is sympathy for the fact that, in today s busy world, we just don t have the time Whenever someone expresses awe at the number of books I read in a year and asks me how I do it, I say, truthfully, that I make the time to read, just as I make the time to write these r


  5. Jim Jim says:

    When I heard that Gabriel Garcia Marquez had died, I walked over to my shelf of South American literature and picked up The General in His Labyrinth The story is about the last days of Simon Bolivar, the Liberator, as he took a 14 day cruise down the Rio Magdalena to the Caribbean, from whence he would ship out for Europe But this was not to be Not only was the Liberator dying, but he had the


  6. Brent Brent says:

    Boy, I trudged my way through this fictionalized account of Sim n Bol var s final voyage along the Magdalena River The prose is sharp and beautiful when it needs to be this is, after all, Garc a Marquez , but the story held no interest In fact, I m tempted to ask in response what story People and places from the General s life are constantly evoked, but on this point I have two major critiques


  7. Edward Edward says:

    The General in His Labyrinth recounts the final voyage of a fascinating historical figure, Sim n Bol var, who secured South America s independence from Spain and was president of several nations, but who failed in his grand ambition to unite the continent The character of Bol var is one of flaws and contradictions a great yet humble man, ambitious in his aims, though not desirous of personal g


  8. Jan-Maat Jan-Maat says:

    Follows the last few weeks and days of the life of Simon Bolivar as he surrenders political power and travels down the Magdalena River to the coast on his last journey While he travels there are reflections on his past, his role in the wars of independence against Spain and his political ambitions This is an interesting historical novel in shades of Wolf Hall here that the author was trying to r


  9. Lamski Kikita Lamski Kikita says:

    Everyone knows of the big historical events that took place in the 1800 during the liberation of Latin America from the Spanish colonization that are of course associated with Simon Bolivar aka the Liberator Apart from his vision for a united Latin America that would form the biggest country that would be half of the world, his wars for integration, and his glories, no one cares to know about his


  10. Erwin Erwin says:

    An honest and compassionate tribute to a truly remarkable hero in the last days of his life.


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