First Edition of Garcia Marquez's El otono del Patriarca; Signed by Him and Jose Saramago
El Otono del Patriarca (The Autumn of the Patriarch).
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel (Jose Saramago).$2,800.00
Item Number: 74033
Barcelona: Plaza & Janes, 1975.
First Spanish edition of this “majestic…superb…a stunning portrait of the archetype, the pathological fascist tyrant” (The New York Times). Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. From the library of Jose Saramago, with his signature on the front free endpaper. Both authors were recipients of the Nobel Prize in literature. A nice association linking these two great writers of the twentieth century. Very good in wrappers.
One of Gabriel García Márquez's most intricate and ambitious works, The Autumn of the Patriarch is a brilliant tale of a Caribbean tyrant and the corruption of power. From charity to deceit, benevolence to violence, fear of God to extreme cruelty, the dictator of The Autumn of the Patriarch embodies the best and the worst of human nature. Gabriel García Márquez, the renowned master of magical realism, vividly portrays the dying tyrant caught in the prison of his own dictator-ship. Employing an innovative, dreamlike style, and overflowing with symbolic descriptions, the novel transports the reader to a world that is at once fanciful and real.