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The Autumn of the Patriarch

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One of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's most intricate and ambitious works, The Autumn of the Patriarch is a brilliant 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, be ...more
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Published October 6th 1978 by Picador (first published 1975)
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Manuel Castillo Creo que el manejo del lenguaje de García Márquez en "El otoño del patriarca" es el que exige el contenido de la novela. Se dice que el autor entregó…moreCreo que el manejo del lenguaje de García Márquez en "El otoño del patriarca" es el que exige el contenido de la novela. Se dice que el autor entregó su obra sin ningún punto y aparte y que los correctores de la editorial que publicó el libro le convencieron para que añadiese los cinco puntos y aparte que contiene la novela. No me extrañaría que fuera cierto.
En "El otoño del patriarca" el estilo de García Márquez es plomizo como la historia que está contando: la de un dictador cuyo poder omnímodo llega a ordenar, por complacer a su amada ocasional, que se modifique en una noche el trazado de la calle en que está viviendo para que cuando se asome a la ventana al día siguiente contemple una perspectiva diferente. En este sentido, el empleo abrumador de oraciones subordinadas encadenándose unas a otras formando párrafos farragosos se corresponde con el contenido de la novela, que trata de evocar la plomiza personalidad del dictador. Y, a pesar de todo, este libro se lee de un tirón, gracias a la pericia y propiedad en el empleo de la palabra, tanto en el aspecto semántico como sintáctico.(less)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
324. El otoño del patriarca = The Autumn of the Patriarch, Gabriel García Márquez
The Autumn of the Patriarch (original Spanish title: El otoño del patriarca) is a novel written by Gabriel García Márquez in 1975.
عنوانها: پاییز پدرسالار؛ خزان خودکامه؛ نویسنده: گابریل گارسیا مارکز؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه فوریه سال 2006 میلادی
عنوان: پاییز پدرسالار؛ نویسنده: گابریل گارسیا مارکز؛ مترجم: حسین مهری؛ تهران، امیرکبیر، 1358؛ در 342 ص؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان کلمبیایی - قرن 20 م
عنوان: پاییز پدرسالار؛ ن
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William2
A novel of blazing, indefatigable brilliance. A tale in which absolute power of a uniquely Caribbean variety corrupts its possessor absolutely. Year by year el presidenté grows ever farther from any connection with his people until he's a pampered Howard Hughes-like recluse. In his detachment he looses a succession of evil proxies on his people, who perpetrate genocides without a cause. In one, 20,000 children are murdered for their unwitting collusion in a lottery scam which el presidenté alway ...more
فهد الفهد
خريف البطريرك

في السابع عشر من أبريل رحل ماركيز، صاحب (مئة عام من العزلة)، ثيربانتس الجديد، الكولومبي الذي حصد نوبل بكتابين أساسيين هما حكاية ماكوندو المذهلة – مئة عام من العزلة – وهذه الرواية التي نشرها قبل نوبل بسبع سنوات.

كنت قد أحببت عوالم ماركيز رغم أنني ولجتها من ترجمة رديئة لمئة عام من العزلة – فلذا أنوي إعادة قراءتها بترجمة صالح علماني خلال هذا العام الماركيزي -، ولكن (الحب في زمن الكوليرا) و(قصة موت معلن) جعلت ماركيز من كتابي المفضلين، وجعلت بقية كتبه على قائمة قراءاتي الفلكية الطول.

وك
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K.D. Absolutely
Jan 29, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K.D. by: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (2006-2010)
Hypnotic and brilliant.

This is my fourth Garcia Marquez book and this is said to be his most difficult book to read. It took him four (1968-1971) years to write this book. Four years. He wrote this as a follow up novel to his masterpiece, One Hundred Years of Solitude that catapulted him to stardom in the world literary arena. This was his most recent novel when he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

I picked this 1001 book because there was a new member in our book club who is also a GGM
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BlackOxford
The Caribbean Bates Motel

Perhaps one of the longest sustained rants in literary history. Certainly an anti-dictatorial polemic which spares the reader nothing of the disadvantages of uncontrolled power - torture, arbitrary execution, sadism, and a general lack of good taste. Even if the dictator in question does love his mother.

The United States of course is the catalytic force for the dictatorial regime and its flaws. Well sort of, since one could hardly insist that previous governments were b
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Fabian
Jan 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's hard not to distinguish the writer's infamous tone & subject matter in this sumptuous tale which might be the first time that a character study is so well meshed with the locale of his biography: "The Autumn of the Patriarch" in less than 50 sentences spanning pages & pages and a thick layering of symbols and leit motifs, tells the sad story of a mad tyrant ruler who, despite being bathed in power and glory, is nonetheless a HUMAN: he kills but suffers immensely and if the book were ...more
Ahmed Oraby
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ممل أنت يا ماركيز ، ومملة هي حكاياتك
الرواية، على الرغم من كونها من نوعي المفضل؛ واقعية سحرية، أدب لاتيني، أدب سياسي وأدب سجون، وهي كذلك رواية فانتازية ذات أجواء غرائبية للغاية، باعتراف المترجم نفسه، فتجد مثلا أثناء قراءتك بحر يقطع أجزاءً، بقرات ضاحكة، معجزات لأنبياء وقديسين مزيفين، وغيرها من الأعاجيب، إلا أنها، حقيقة، أصابتني بالخيبة الشديدة، فضلا عن الملل والضجر الشديدين. لم؟ لأن ماركيز، وبكل بساطة، ممل، ومبهم، وغامض لأبعد الحدود، أكثر مللا من ساراماجو، وأكثر بطئًا من يوسا، وأكثر اهتماما بالتفا
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foteini_dl
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: around-the-world
Αυτό εδώ το βιβλίο,σε μια άλλη κοινωνία,θα διδασκόταν στο σχολείο.Είναι το πιο καθαρά πολιτικό βιβλίο του Marquez που έχω διαβάσει μέχρι τώρα.Σ’όλα του τα βιβλία υπάρχει το πολιτικό σχόλιο,μα εδώ ο συγγραφέας εξαπολύει ένα οργισμένο κατηγορώ ενάντια σε όσους που έχουν την εξουσία στα χέρια τους και καταπιέζουν τους λαούς.Ενάντια σ’ αυτούς που διαπράττουν εγκλήματα για την ικανοποίηση ξένων συμφερόντων.Και αν σκεφτούμε ότι υπάρχουν ακόμα δικτάτορες («φανεροί» ή «κρυφοί»),καταλαβαίνουμε πόσο επίκα ...more
Cheryl
Update: Rest in peace, dear Márquez. Your books will always live on.

Why do I let Márquez torture me so, with his convoluted sentence structures and brilliant use of the comma, his obvious disdain of the semi-colon and colon, the thoughts that go on and on, so intricate and philosophical these sentences that he has me choosing his words over the weekend movie or tennis game, has me so brainwashed that I'm typing this review and can't seem to stop for something as simple as that small dot known
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Paul
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is Garcia Marquez at his most complex and polemical. It is an uncomfortable read, disturbing at times. It is also difficult with very few chapters, no paragraphs and sentences that go on for several pages. Garcia Marquez conducts an extended love affair with the comma; his punctuation mark of choice in this book.
The novel concerns the nameless dictator of a nameless Caribbean nation; principally it is the story of his decline and death with added detail concerning his bloody reign. He has
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Ian D
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Η αγαπημένη (μαγικά ρεαλιστική) πένα του Gabo κάνει αυτό που ξέρει καλύτερα, αφηγείται δηλαδή τη μοναξιά, μόνο που αυτή τη φορά καταπιάνεται με τη μοναξιά της εξουσίας έχοντας ως παράδειγμα διάφορα ολοκληρωτικά καθεστώτα της Λατινικής Αμερικής αλλά και της Ισπανίας (το βιβλίο γράφτηκε στη Βαρκελώνη λίγο πριν το θάνατο του Franco).

Έργο βαθύτατα πολιτικό, με πολύπλοκη γραφή, μακροπερίοδο λόγο που στα χέρια ενός λιγότερο ικανού συγγραφέα θα καταντούσε χαοτικός και θα κούραζε τον αναγνώστη, όμως εδ
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Ahmed Ibrahim
يقول ماركيز عن هذه الرواية أنها أكثر رواية واجه صعوبة أثناء كتابتها متفوقة على مائة عام من العزلة، والحق أنها كانت أصعب وأثقل في القراءة كذلك من مئة عام من العزلة.

رواية مُرهقة لقارئها لما فيها من تلاعب بالزمن، كما أن النص قطعة واحدة لا يُفرق بين السرد والحوار، لكن الأصعب هنا في الضمير السردي في الرواية، فقد ينتقل الضمير من المخاطب إلى الغائب إلى المتكلم في نفس الفقرة، فلا بد للقارئ من أن يكون متيقظًا، إن شرد لثوانٍ سيغرق في لُجة النص.

خريف البطريرك رواية تنتمي لأدب الديكتاتور، نموذج الديكتاتور
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Ali Nili
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
من خیلی خواب میبینم. خیلی زیاد. خوابهای عجیب و غریبی که هیچ ارتباطی با واقعیت ندارن. از بارش بز کوهی گرفته تا جنگ و قتل و غارت. اما همهی خوابهام یه منطق روایی سفت و محکم دارن و قابل باورن.
کتاب خزان خودکامه تنها موجودیه که باهاش مواجه شدم و از خوابهایی که میبینم جنونآمیزتره. تجربهی خوندنش مثل یک خواب آشفتهست. شخصیتها عوض میشن. وسط یه جمله راوی عوض میشه. متن قطع نمیشه، در حدی که فکر میکنم در طول کتاب تعداد نقطههایی که مارکز به کار برده کمتر از ۲۰تا باشه.
توی این کتاب مارکز یک دیکتاتور رو ترسیم میک
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Astraea
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
finally i finished this book...so disgusting but admirable ...

"The Autumn of the Patriarch" is a remarkable and clear psychological portrait of a dictator, and beautifully written but it is despicable and terrible subject.
At first people loved him beacuse they thought and believed he has the power of healing. But his infinite power created a lot of political corruption. so ancient dictator remained alone and wandered in the empty palace with cows and hens.
it was an image of death and decay an
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Carmo
Jun 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: colombia, my-bib
"Um poema sobre a solidão do poder", assim lhe chamava García Márquez, que levou 17 anos a aprimorar a ideia deste livro, 7 dos quais a escrevê-lo: "escrito como se escrevem os versos, palavra por palavra".
Uma obra que não é de leitura fácil e nos deixa sem fôlego. Narrativa complexa composta por parágrafos excessivamente longos, e com uma pontuação que não aconselha pausas. Brincou com a geografia e o plano temporal, baralha-nos com um monólogo múltiplo, confuso, em que na maior parte do tempo
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Nicholas
Aug 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maintaining lucidity is a central challenge for both audience and protagonist in the dizzying and illusory narrative of Marquez's Autumn of the Patriarch. While its easy to dwell on the uncompromising style of a novel devoid of paragraphs, punctuation, and quotations delineating dialogue, such blurry tactics seal the bizarre entrancement of a novel concerned with the solitude of a bastard patriarch. Certainly it's no easy pie being tossed randomly into an unspecified Caribbean climate and period ...more
Adriana
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
"dumneavoastră înşivă abia dacă eraţi o imagine incertă a unor ochi jalnici prin perdelele prăfuite de la fereastra unui tren, tremurul unor buze taciturne, gestul fugitiv de rămas bun al unei mănuşi de atlaz din mîna anonimă a unui bătrîn fără destin despre care niciodată n-am ştiut cine a fost, nici cum era, nici dacă n-a fost doar o amăgire a închipuirii, un tiran de batjocură care n-a ştiut vreodată care era dosul şi care era faţa acestei vieţi pe care o iubeam cu o patimă nesăţioasă pe care ...more
Ian
Jul 08, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
It took Garcia seven years to write this book. Seven years. I guess that's how long it takes to make sure fifty-page chapters are turned into one paragraph and as few sentences as possible. But the effect is to make the entire book run together and make each story within the story melt into the ones around it. The consequence is ending the reader's sense of chronology, timeline, and even details. We are only left with the horrible man - and leader - that was the patriarch.

And when the story abo
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Sanabel Atya
"خريفُ البطريرك،،رواية
خطب الديكتاتور الموزونة،،قصيدة لمحمود درويش
وكلاهما يخطان السيرة ذاتها!"

للوهلة الأولى،وربما تنتهي من الفصل الأول دون أن تفهم شيئاً،أو بمعنى أدق-مش عارف وين راس الرواية و وين رجليها!-وهذا بسبب كيفية صياغة العبارت،في طريقة فريدة من نوعها.
حقاً،لحتى هذه اللحظة،أقفُ عاجزة أمام عبقرية هذا الرجل -على الأقل- في كيفية صياغة الجمل،صياغة جمل طويلة جداً،بحيث أنه نادراً ما استخدم الفواصل والنقاط! ربما استخدم نقطة واحدة فقط في فصل كامل.
قرأتها بالعربية،،ويقول المُترجم أنه حاول قدر المُستطا
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Seemita
They walk under its shadow. And it feels forever. They breathe their warm heart out under its all-pervasive blanket for so many countless instants (sometimes their entire lives) that the line drawing its glistening touch and blistering wrath becomes blurred.

Ask the earth that curled under its downpour, seek the fauna that lies huddled in apprehensive terror, summon the pebbles that were no match to its stony shower, shuffle the air that still carries its haughty scent in its chest, question the
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Sarah saied
(كانت الأمة علي قدر كاف من الحياة يجعله يحس بتهديد الموت له حتي في عزلة مخدعه. الأمر الذي لم يمنعه من الحكم كما لو كان قدره في عدم الموت أبدا...)

ماركيز من جديد....في واحدة من أبشع رواياته علي الإطلاق!!!
هذا ما توصف به هذه الرواية باختصار..رواية بشعة..مقززة ..صعبة..مجهدة في قراءتها..ومع ذلك لا تستطع صبرا علي ترك قراءتها..ربما رغبة في الخروج من تلك الشعوذة التي يصنعها لنا ماركيز في هذه الرواية...الرواية التي تعيد الي الأذهان رواية خوان رولفو الشهيرة.. (بيدرو بارامو)..الرواية التي يخلق راويها عالم ك
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jess
Jul 18, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ryan golden
Recommended to jess by: me!
on the whole, the novel is impressive. i can't imagine what it took for him to write this whole thing the way that he did. most of the sentences run for ten pages, moving from one point-of-view to another without warning, from dreams to real-life (maybe?)action. at the beginning of each chapter, we are reminded that the patriarch of the novel's title is dead, but we are quickly taken back to years before his death and pushed through memories of the years leading up to his first fake and then rea ...more
Laura
Apr 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I was forced to chose a single favourite book, this would be it. I red it when I was 16 for the first time and I can still remember myself thinking "bloody hell, that's it! that's how books are supposed to be written - no rules, no boundaries, no cliches or fake emotions. Just plain, nude feelings and thoughts... so deep, so poisoning and suffocating!". This love of first sight (or, to be more accurate, of first page) totally ruined my literature grades - with notes from the teacher "shorten ...more
Safura
May 22, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
خیلی تلاش کردم پایداری کنم تا ته کتاب، اما نشد. باهاش ارتباط برقرار نکردم. دوباره بهم ثابت شد با وجود شیفتگی م نسبت به ادبیات آمریکای جنوبی، مارکز نویسنده من نیست.
Inderjit Sanghera
Perhaps Marquez's most lyrical pitch-somewhat ironic given his reputation of one of the great romance novelists-'The Autumn of the Patriarch' is by turns a harrowing and yet beautiful account of the life of the practically immortal dictator, whose egotism fosters a god complex in his own mind; a man of interminable age and boundless power, the dictator is an exaggerate caricature of various real-life dictators and a warning to what happens when so much power is concentrated into the hands of a s ...more
عمران
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ما قام به المترجم الفذ محمد كامل اليوسفي حينما أقدم على ترجمة خريف البطريرك فأنه أقحم نفسه في رهان صعب، وهذا ما كتبه في مقدمة الكتاب، شرح فيها صعوبة الترجمة، وكيف انه استطاع أن يفلت من الفخاخ الكثيرة في الرواية عبر إتقانه وسيطرته على التفاوت في الحوارات والوصف، لان ماركيز كتب بلهجات عدة .. فلهجة بائعات السمك في السوق تختلف عن لهجة البطريرك ذاته الذي كان أميا فكان يتعمد ان يكتب ما يقوله الجنرال بأخطائه الإملائية ذاتها، وأحيانا يستخدم العبارات الطويلة .. عبارات تشبه البلوكات بلا نقطة او فارزة او ق ...more
Marko Đaković
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Imao sam utisak da knjiga ima 500 stranica a ne 240. Teska knjiga za citanje ali trud se isplati. Recenice su po nekoliko strana drugacke, dijalog je upisan u recenice i moras da budes koncentrisan sve vreme da bi razumeo kada je san a kada java. Sto se tice radnje, prepoznatljiv je Markez, ako ste procitali i jedno delo znacete. Najupecatljiviji je dolazak placenog ubice pred kraj knjiga i generalovo shvatanje njegovog karaktera, kao i posluzivanje jednog od njegovih generala drugim generalima ...more
Jessica
Nov 18, 2008 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
If ever a book a stumped my rhythm, this one takes the prize. It is written as one fluid thought, one ranting narrative, sans paragraphs, with sentences that rival even St. Paul's run-ons.

It's racy, delusional, oh so very violent (in language, sex, war, illness, execution, thought, etc.), and even comical at times. Each time I laugh, I feel a tinge of guilt - like the uncontrollable snicker at a disabled person tripping over their untied shoelaces into a puddle of water.

I've decided that it's b
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بثينة العيسى

هذه رواية من العيار الثقيل، وهي لأصحاب النفس الطويل في القراءة، ليس بالضرورة لطول المحتوى، بل لدسامته، وهي تفتح لك عالما من الواقعية السحرية التي دشن ماركيز معالمها ببراعة ..

أنصح بقراءته.
Calzean
Long, long, long sentences/paragraphs. Repetitive words. Memories, depravity, ruthlessness, hypocrisy and fear. These describe the decaying world and mind of an egotistical dictator who murders on a whim and is the archetype of evil tyrant thinking.
I found it hard reading but thinking about it I can see the brilliance of the picture it paints and wonder about how close it depicts life in 1600 Pennsylvania Ave Washington DC.
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Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. García Márquez, familiarly known as "Gabo" in his native country, was considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century. In 1982, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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