The book portraying both a totalitarian government and its damaging psychological effects. Drawing from his experiences as a journalist writing under repressive conditions, Asturias employs such literary devices as satire to convey the government’s transgressions and surrealistic dream sequences to demonstrate the police state’s impact on the individual psyche.
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Review: The PresidentUser Review - Dan Cas - Goodreads
A sad book, but a very realistic view of what was like to live in Guatemala during the dictatorship (and maybe even now), how the story develops it is indeed magical. If you want an ending that makes you do that "I dont belive it" face you have to read this book Read full review
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A grim, sometimes satirical portrait of life under a totalitarian regime in an unidentified Latin American country. Read full review