9780881339512-0881339512-The President

The President

ISBN-13: 9780881339512
ISBN-10: 0881339512
Edition: Reprint
Author: Miguel Angel Asturias
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc
Format: Paperback 287 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780881339512
ISBN-10: 0881339512
Edition: Reprint
Author: Miguel Angel Asturias
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc
Format: Paperback 287 pages

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Acknowledged author Miguel Angel Asturias wrote The President comprising 287 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0881339512 and 9780881339512. Since then The President textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.78 or rent at the marketplace.

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Winner! Nobel Prize for Literature. Guatemalan diplomat and writer Miguel Angel Asturias (1899-1974) began this award-winning work while still a law student. It is a story of ruthless dictator and his schemes to dispose of a political adversary in an unnamed Latin American country usually identified as Guatemala. The book has been acclaimed for portraying both a totalitarian government and its damaging psychological effects. Drawing from his experiences as a journalist writing under repressive conditions, Asturias employs such literary devices as satire to convey the government's transgressions and surrealistic dream sequences to demonstrate the police state's impact on the individual psyche. Asturias's stance against all forms of injustice in Guatemala caused critics to view the author as a compassionate spokesperson for the oppressed. "My work," Asturias promised when he accepted the Nobel Prize, "will continue to reflect the voice of the people, gathering their myths and popular beliefs and at the same time seeking to give birth to a universal consciousness of Latin American problems."

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