The President

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Waveland Press, 1997 - Fiction - 286 pages
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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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It is approaching nighttime, and in the porch of the cathedral of the capital of an unnamed Latin American country, the beggars and the most destitute of the city, gather to inspect their miserly ... Read full review

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So beautiful, and sad. One moment you think everything is lost, but then is not, and then it is worst than you thought. Read full review


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Asturias won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1967.

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