El señor presidente
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The Nobel Prize winning work of Guatemalan author and diplomat, Miguel Ángel Asturias, paints a jarring portrait of a Latin American dictator and his effect on the national psyche.
(English edition: THE PRESIDENT, by Miguel Ángel Asturias [Waveland Press, 08/01/1963])
Drawing from his experiences as a journalist writing under a repressive regime, Asturias tells the story of a ruthless dictator in an unnamed Latin American country and his schemes to dispose of a political adversary. El señor presidente employs satire and surrealistic dream sequences to highlight the transgressions of a totalitarian government and condemn their damaging psychological effects. Asturias’s work as a diplomat and his commitment against all forms of injustice led him to be recognized as a spokesperson for the oppressed.