The President

Author(s): Miguel Asturias

Fiction

The President tells the story of a ruthless dictator and his schemes to dispose of a political adversary in an unnamed country usually identified as Guatemala. Drawing on his experience as a journalist writing under repressive conditions, Miguel Angel Asturias provides a blazing indictment of totalitarian government and its damaging psychological effects on society - from the harvest of terror to cowardice, to sycophancy, to treachery and intrigue, and the total sacrifice of human values to lust for power.

Written in a language of freedom and originality, full of extraordinary symbolism, biting satire, poetry and dream sequences, with an imagination that is both lyrical and ferocious, The President is a surrealist masterpiece and one of the most influential books of the twentieth century.

$23.00(AUD)


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781474611176
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • : 0.266
  • : August 2018
  • : 2.1 Centimeters X 20 Centimeters X 13.4 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Miguel Asturias
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 863.7
  • : 288