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Miguel Ángel Asturias

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Miguel Ángel Asturias


Born
in Guatemala City, Guatemala
October 19, 1899

Died
June 09, 1974

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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. ...more

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The President

3.99 avg rating — 4,648 ratings — published 1946 — 153 editions
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Men of Maize

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3.99 avg rating — 801 ratings — published 1949 — 49 editions
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Leyendas de Guatemala

3.55 avg rating — 551 ratings — published 1930 — 51 editions
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الريح القوية

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3.58 avg rating — 244 ratings — published 1950 — 31 editions
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Mulata

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3.73 avg rating — 232 ratings — published 1963 — 22 editions
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مردی که همه چیز، همه چیز، ه...

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3.37 avg rating — 242 ratings — published 1981 — 17 editions
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The Green Pope

3.48 avg rating — 196 ratings — published 1954 — 30 editions
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Weekend In Guatemala

3.62 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 1956 — 25 editions
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Mirror of Lida Sal: Tales B...

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3.59 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 1964 — 12 editions
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چشم انتظار درخاک‌رفتگان

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3.86 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 1960 — 20 editions
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Quotes by Miguel Ángel Asturias  (?)
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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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