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When History Feeds Fiction

Simon Bolivar’s Final Trip

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The central core of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ novel, The General in his Labyrinth (1989, translated by Edith Grossman) focuses on Simon Bolivar’s last and final trip. Masterly weaving history and fiction, the author focuses his attention on the final months of life of a sick and defeated man, one who has been rejected by the nations he has liberated. Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s writing in this novel is inextricably tied to a geographic and historic reality. He not only describes the Colombian and Venezuelan battles for independence, he provides a prolific description of the navigation through the Rio Magdalena and the small fluvial towns where the General stops on his way.

This study group for those 50 and above will be led by instructor Eliana Moya-Raggio for one hour and 45 minute sessions on Mondays from September 25 through December 4 (except for October 16).
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When and Where

Turner Senior Resource Center 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C

September 2017

3:15pm - 5:00pm

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