Tyrant Banderas ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Peter Bush

Tyrant Banderas

New York Review Books
Publication date: August 2012
ISBN: 9781590175163
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
An NYRB Classics Original

The first great twentieth-century novel of dictatorship, and the avowed inspiration for García Márquez’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. Ramón del Valle-Inclán, 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 Maipú. Tyrant Banderas 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-Inclán’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.
Please sign in to review this product.
Tyrant Banderas ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
263 Kb
Copy From Text:
Other books by Peter Bush
Uncertain Glory ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Peter Bush
Uncertain Glory
Peter Bush & Juan Goytisolo & Joan Sales
NYRB Classics, October 2017
ISBN: 9781681371818
Format: ePub
Our price: $15.99
Before ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Carmen Boullosa
Carmen Boullosa & Peter Bush
Deep Vellum Publishing, July 2016
ISBN: 9781941920282
Format: ePub
List Price: $14.99 Our price: $11.99
Life Embitters ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Peter Bush
Life Embitters
Peter Bush & Josep Pla
Archipelago, May 2015
ISBN: 9780914671138
Format: ePub
Our price: $14.99
Sketches of Spain: Impressions and Landscapes ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Julian Bell
Sketches of Spain: Impressions and Landscapes
Julian Bell & Peter Bush & Federico Garcia Lorca
Serif, August 2013
ISBN: 9781909150157
Format: ePub
List Price: $4.99 Our price: $3.99