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I the Supreme by Augusto Roa Bastos

I the Supreme

I the Supreme by Augusto Roa Bastos
Feb 26, 2019 | 448 Pages
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“A richly textured, brilliant book. . . . One of the milestones of the Latin American novel.” —Carlos Fuentes, The New York Times Book Review

“A work of graceful, voluminous genius, an Everest of fiction. . . . Augusto Roa Bastos is himself a supreme find, maybe the most complex and brilliant Latin American novelist of all.” —The Washington Post

“A text of a verbal density that recalls the later James Joyce. . . . Roa Bastos’s novel has challenged and fascinated thousands of readers around the world.” —Los Angeles Times
“The most magnificent work, most magnificently translated, to come from Spanish into English in almost a quarter of a century.” —Commonweal

“These passages reverberate with a fierce surrealism—peopled with dwarves, women warriors and clairvoyant animals; studded with Borgesian images. . . A prodigious meditation not only on history and power, but also on the nature of language itself.” —The New York Times

“An elaborate and erudite opus saturated in the verbal bravura of classic modernism.” —John Updike, The New Yorker

“[I the Supreme’s] breadth of vision and ambition make it important in any language.” —The New Statesman

“The novel’s true achievement is one of tone and voice. The language is a triumph almost as much for the translator as for the author: ebulliently resourceful, brilliant in its vitriol and vituperation, rabelaisian in its extravagance.” —Publishers Weekly

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