martes, 10 de septiembre de 2013

El Señor Presidente de Miguel Angel AsturiasEl Señor Presidente by Miguel Angel Asturias

El Señor Presidente by Miguel Angel Asturias

Reviewed by Alex Canton-Dutari

I must state that I recently read the Kindle Edition of the book... Asturias develops a superb plot aimed at scrutinizing the politics of many of the Latin American dictatorships that were rampant in the Twentieth Century. It is interesting that, as was common among these daring authors, his work was published in Paris and not in Guatemala City -- he probably wouldn't have survived in his home country.

Asturias' use of regionalisms always leads to having to provide a glossary, adding to the learning eaxperience. In addition, I have the impression that he feels free to add a few words of his own creation...

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