The Adventures of Maqroll by Alvaro Mutis
Four Novellas : Amirbar/the Tramp Steamer's Last Port of Call/Abdul Bashur, Dreamer of Ships/Triptych on Sea and Land

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The next installment in a highly acclaimed saga by an author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has called "one of the greatest writers of our time." In the first novella in this volume, Amirbar, Maqroll finds gold in an abandoned mine in a South American jungle and is nearly burned alive by a woman companion. The book is distinguished by the brilliant translation of Edith Grossman who has also translated the work of Garcia Marquez and received the American Literary Translators Association award for her translation of Maqroll.

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Published February 1, 1995 by Harpercollins. 369 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Both ``Amirbar,'' the novella in which Maqroll finds gold after many picaresque adventures in the jungle (only barely to escape with his life) and ``Triptych on Sea and Land'' (in which the now-aging Maqroll recalls an old shipmate's suicide, his encounters with a famous Colombian painter, and hi...

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