The General in His Labyrinth
- New Translations
Translated from Spanish by Thea Gvasalia
By far, the novel is considered to be best among Marquez’ work. The novel is a fictionalized account of the last days of Simon Bolivar, the liberator and leader of Colombia. The publication of the book caused outrage in many parts of Latin America, because it was believed to have damaged the reputation of the most revered historic figure.
The author investigates the topic raised in many of his other books – politics and power, tyranny and autocracy, which were likewise the focal point of his novel The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975).