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Novelist, playwright, poet, translator, and diplomat, Miguel Asturias received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1967 for what was considered highly colored writing rooted in national individuality and Indian tradition. His first novel, El Senor Presidente, a fictional account of the period of violence and human degradation under the Guatemalan dictator Estrada Cabrera, was completed in 1932 but not published until 1946 for political reasons. It was pioneering in its use of surrealistic structures and Indian myth as integrated parts of the novel's structure. Mulata (1963) uses a Guatemalan version of the legend of Faust as a point of departure for Asturias's inventive use of Indian myth. In 1966, Asturias received the Lenin Peace Prize for writings that expose American intervention against the Guatemalan people. Following the 1954 uprising, Asturias was deprived of his citizenship by the new government and lived in exile for eight years. After the election of President Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro in 1967, he was restored to his country's diplomatic services as ambassador to Paris and continued to publish. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The President… (more)
The President 984 copies, 17 reviews
Legends of Guatemala 259 copies, 8 reviews
Mulata 217 copies, 5 reviews
Weekend in Guatemala 93 copies, 1 review
The Green Pope 91 copies, 3 reviews
Strong Wind 78 copies, 4 reviews
The Bejeweled Boy 35 copies, 1 review
The Eyes of the Interred 34 copies, 1 review
Il ladrone 17 copies
Torotumbo 14 copies
Obras Completas 6 copies, 1 review
Teatro 4 copies
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Popol Vuh (Translator, some editions) 1,842 copies, 27 reviews
The Eye of the Heart: Short Stories from Latin America (Contributor) 150 copies, 2 reviews
Elsewhere: Tales of Fantasy (Contributor) 142 copies
Nobel Writers on Writing (Contributor) 14 copies
Las moscas : Nekrasov (Translator, some editions) 8 copies
Phantastische Literatur 83 (Contributor, some editions) 7 copies
Повести магов (Contributor) 3 copies
New World Journal #5 (Contributor) 1 copy
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