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I, the Supreme by Augusto Roa Bastos
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Jun 02, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: paraguay, 20th-century
Recommended for: crazy people
Read in July, 2009

I'm reading this Paraguayan historical novel a second time and enjoying (and understanding) it much more, though it's still incredibly dense and mind-boggling. Helen Lane, the translator, should have won some sort of award for faithfully capturing the spirit of the Perpetual Dictator's rambling, insulting, witty, and pretentious wordplay and neologisms.

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Alexis Medina I'm from Paraguay, and when I was reading this book I thought that translate this book should be a really difficult task. Reading this book in spanish is really hard, is dense, too dense. Glad to see that the translation is really good also. This is considered the best book from the paraguayan literature. (We don't have so many writers)

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