He is introduced as the presidents confidential adviser. I definitely recomend this book to anyone looking for an entertaining and revealing look at guatemalas former political and social situation, one. The book has been acclaimed for portraying both a totalitarian government and its damaging psychological effects. Asturiass sardonic tone and documentation of governmental transgression, as well as their horrendous psychological effects, won him the title of spokesperson for the oppressed. The book starts with the brutal murder of a presidents general, by one of group of down and outs zany. The novel focuses on the presidents advisor, who falls in love with the daughter of someone. Miguel angel asturias guatemalan author and diplomat. Miguel angel asturias biographical m iguel angel asturias 18991974 was born in guatemala and spent his childhood and adolescence in his native country. Asturias is a deft weaver presidentr stories, not to mention a grandfather of the magical realism genre. The president kindle edition by asturias, miguel angel, partridge. Asturiass work as a diplomat and his commitment against all forms of injustice led him to be recognized as a spokesperson for the oppressed.
Nevertheless, this is not the only tragedy to be encountered in the book. Miguel angel asturias, born october 19, 1899, guatemala city, guatemaladied june 9, 1974, madrid, spain, guatemalan poet, novelist, and diplomat, winner of the nobel prize for literature in 1967 and the soviet unions lenin peace prize in 1966. The main character is miguel angel face who is the presidents close confidante. Ve mas ideas sobre miguel angel asturias, miguel angel y miguelitos. Libro nuevo o segunda mano, sinopsis, resumen y opiniones. A landmark text in latin american literature, mister president explores the nature of political dictatorship and its effects on society.1383 458 1361 98 150 492 741 388 1527 1661 1108 1150 1670 665 132 74 683 1622 17 1152 320 954 754 456 735 1388 538 1387