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Tyrant Banderas (Paperback, Main): Ramon Del Valle-Inclan

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Tyrant Banderas (Paperback, Main)

Ramon Del Valle-Inclan; Translated by Peter Bush; Introduction by Alberto Manguel

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The first great twentieth-century novel of dictatorship, and the avowed inspiration for Garcia Marquez's "The Autumn of the Patriarch "and Roa Bastos's "I, the Supreme," "Tyrant Banderas" is a dark and dazzling portrayal of a mythical Latin American Republic in the grip of a monster. Valle-Inclan, one of the masters of Spanish modernism, combines the splintered points of view of a cubist painting with the campy excesses of 19th century serial fiction to paint an astonishing picture of a ruthless tyrant facing armed revolt.
It is the Day of the Dead, and revolution has broken out, creating mayhem from Baby Roach's Cathouse to the Harris Circus to the deep jungle of Tico Maipu. The tyrant steps forth, assuring all that he is in favor of freedom of assembly and democratic opposition. Meanwhile, his secret police lock up, torture, and execute students and Indian peasants in a sinister castle by the sea where even the sharks have tired of a diet of revolutionary flesh. Then the opposition strikes back. They besiege the dictator's citadel, hoping to bring justice to a downtrodden, starving populace.
Peter Bush's new translation of Valle-Inclan's seminal novel, the first into English since 1929, reveals a writer whose tragic sense of humor is as memorably grotesque and disturbing as Goya's in his "The Disasters of War."


Imprint: Nyrb Classics
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: August 2012
Authors: Ramon Del Valle-Inclan
Translators: Peter Bush
Introduction by: Alberto Manguel
Dimensions: 204 x 129 x 129mm (L x W x H)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Edition: Main
ISBN-13: 978-1-59017-498-2
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > General
Books > Fiction > Special features > Classic fiction
LSN: 1-59017-498-4
Barcode: 9781590174982

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