Miguel Ángel Asturias


Born
in Guatemala City, Guatemala
October 19, 1899

Died
June 09, 1974

Genre

Influences


Guatemalan poet, novelist, diplomat, and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1967. Asturias's writings combine the mysticism of the Maya with epic impulse toward social protest. His most famous novel is EL SEÑOR PRESIDENTE (1946), about life under the rule of a ruthless dictator. Asturias spent much of his life in exile because of his public opposition to dictatorial rule.

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The President

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3.99 avg rating — 3,538 ratings — published 1946 — 112 editions
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Men of Maize

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4.02 avg rating — 613 ratings — published 1949 — 40 editions
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Leyendas de Guatemala

3.61 avg rating — 433 ratings — published 1930 — 36 editions
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Mulata

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3.77 avg rating — 202 ratings — published 1963 — 19 editions
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مردی که همه چیز، همه چیز، ه...

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3.40 avg rating — 208 ratings — published 1981 — 9 editions
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The Green Pope

3.46 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 1954 — 22 editions
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Weekend In Guatemala

3.70 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1956 — 22 editions
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Mirror of Lida Sal: Tales B...

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3.68 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 1964 — 9 editions
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الريح القوية

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3.64 avg rating — 187 ratings — published 1950 — 25 editions
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چشمان بازمانده در گور

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3.85 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 1960 — 16 editions
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الريح القوية The Green Pope چشمان بازمانده در گور
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“Rise and demand; you are a burning flame.
You are sure to conquer there where the final horizon
Becomes a drop of blood, a drop of life,
Where you will carry the universe on your shoulders,
Where the universe will bear your hope.”
Miguel Angel Asturias

“القاعدة التى استنها السيد الرئيس هى عدم إشاعة أى أمل”
Miguel Ángel Asturias, The President

“In prison there's no bad, everything's worse. Worse bellyache, worse misery, worse sadness--the worst of the worst. Jailers and judges seem like people without reason, deranged. Compliance with rules and regulations which have nothing to do with reality turns them into madmen, at least they seem such to those not under the strange influence of the law.”
Miguel Ángel Asturias, Men of Maize

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