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I The Supreme

Bastos, Augusto Roa

ISBN 10: 0571148697 / ISBN 13: 9780571148691
Verlag: Faber & Faber, 1988
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Paperback, VG. 438pp, paper a little yellowed & covers likewise, otherwise a fine copy. Fictionalized account of the rise to power of the Paraguayan dictator José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia. The bookm caused it's author to be permanently exiled from his native Paraguy. The novel is a 'profound meditation on the uses & abuses of power'. 500 grams. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 28675

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Titel: I The Supreme

Verlag: Faber & Faber

Erscheinungsdatum: 1988

Einband: Soft cover

Auflage: 1st thus..

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Latin America has seen, time and again, the rise of dictators, Supreme Leaders possessed of the dream of absolute power, who sought to impose their mad visions of Perfect Order on their own peoples. Latin American writers, in turn, have responded with fictional portraits of such figures, and no novel of this genre is as universally esteemed as Augusto Roa Bastos’s I the Supreme, a book that draws on and reimagines the career of the man who was “elected” Supreme Dictator for Life in Paraguay in 1814.

By turns grotesque, comic, and strangely moving, I the Supreme is a profound meditation on the uses and abuses of power―over men, over events, over language itself.

About the Author:

Augusto Roa Bastos (1917-2005) is considered one of Parguay's greatest novelists. He is best known for his novel "I the Supreme", but he wrotes many books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He spent much of his life outside of his home country, both as a foreign correspondent and in exile for his opposition to the ruling governments of his country.

Helen Lane contributed to In Praise of the Stepmother from Picador.

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