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Mr. President by Miguel Ángel Asturias
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Mr. President

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Mr. President by Miguel Ángel Asturias
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Jul 12, 2022 | ISBN 9780143136385

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“A great novel . . . A work of art, a true tour de force of originality and creativity . . . The opening chapters . . . are unforgettable. . . . Half a century after it was written, Mr. President continues to be one of the most original Latin American texts. . . . [It] raised the Latin American novel to its highest level.” —Mario Vargas Llosa, from the Foreword
 
“What I find most compelling about Mr. President is how much it speaks to the here and now. We live in an age of demagogues. We’ve seen how the whims and fears of a leader, transformed into deeds by an army of sycophants, can spread chaos through a nation’s institutions. Asturias saw this madness, too, and created art from it. . . . In Mr. President, Asturias . . . exposes the lies of a strongman and . . . make[s] us feel how one man can inflict a daily assault on the collective psyche of a people.” —Héctor Tobar, The New York Times
 
“A truly magical work . . . [It] captures brilliantly . . . the interior climate of a small Latin American republic under a repressive dictatorship. . . . The portrait of El Señor Presidente is chillingly drawn. . . . It is the kind of performance that strains at the limits of a novelist’s craft and is seldom repeated in a writer’s career except by genius.” —The New York Times

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