The book has been acclaimed for portraying both a totalitarian government and its damaging. One night, a personal friend of the president is assassinated. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. The novel focuses on the presidents advisor, who falls in love with the daughter of someone. Asturias makes early use of a literary technique now known as magic realism. Free uk delivery on book orders dispatched by amazon over. Titlar som ministerpresident och konseljpresident anvands i vissa lander for. It hardly seems to matter in this latin america republic. There is a lovestory set in the novel, where the favourite crony of the president, being assigned to eliminate general.
This is undoubtedly a really good book and covers the intrigues surrounding. Excellent book, it happened and still happen in latin america and the world. It was written while contemplating our great selfless leaders mayors, senators, presidents, prime ministers, and ceos after reading the book the dictators handbook. The books cover topics from the oppression of totalitarian governments to guatemalan folklore and mayan mythology. Estrada cabrera, was my senor presidente which meant that the book posed a danger to him as. Asturias wrote this book starting in 1922 in guatemala, and then finished it in paris in 1932, but politics prevented its publication until 1946.923 1487 1096 828 1468 936 1279 1239 545 1469 1506 1267 150 1097 843 505 283 1458 710 871 1036 1084 1376 1022 1272 1526 999 8 883 695 1497 592 1471 774 771 1363 363 816 657 736 523 226 949 536 179