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I, the Supreme - Augusto Roa Bastos, Helen Lane
I, the Supreme
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"An elaborate and erudite opus saturated in the verbal bravura of classic modernism."—The New YorkerLatin 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... show more
"An elaborate and erudite opus saturated in the verbal bravura of classic modernism."—The New YorkerLatin 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781564782472 (1564782476)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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