Kill the Lion!

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FCE, 2008 - Fiction - 206 pages
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Ubicada en el Caribe, la isla de Arepa conquist su independencia luego de 88 aos de luchas.. Corre el ao de 1926 y el poder lo detenta, por cuarta vez consecutiva, Manuel Belauzarn, ltimo sobreviviente del movimiento independentista, quien busca su quinta reeleccin y an ms: la presidencia vitalicia. El partido de oposicin propone al junior Pepe Cussirat, que reside en el extranjero, como su candidato. ste viajar a la isla no para aceptar la candidatura que se le ofrece, sino para asesinar a Belauzarn. La conspiracin es descubierta y Cussirat tiene que esconderse para proteger su vida. Sin embargo, luego de las elecciones alguien asesina a Belauzarn y completa el plan de Cussirat. Cardona es puesto como nuevo presidente vitalicio.

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Cirilo Villaverde was born in Cuba in 1812. In 1848 he was imprisoned for his role in an Anti-colonial conspiracy. In 1849 he escaped and eventually settled in New York City, where he continued his political activism against the Colonial Regime in Cuba. Cecilia Valdes is his best-known work and has
been translated into many languages, including Russian and Chinese. Villaverde died in exile in 1894. The late Helen Lane translated works by Mario Vargas Llosa, Juan Goytisolo, Augusto Roa Bastos, and Octavio Paz, and is the translator of Fray Servando's Memoirs and Marmol's Amalia for the Library
of Latin America series. She received the PEN award for her works. Sibylle Fischer (editor) is Associate Professor of Spanish, Portuguese, and Comparative Literature at New York University. She is the author of Modernity Disavowed: Haiti and the Cultures of Slavery in the Age of Revolution.

Ronald Christ won the Kayden National Translation Award for Diamela Eltit's "E. Luminata" and the ForeWord Book of the Year Award for Altamirano's "El Zarco, The Blue-eyed Bandit." Currently translating Alvaro Pombo's "Contra Natura" under a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Cutlure, Christ's most recent critical work is "Bonevardi: Constructing Magic.

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