El señor Presidente / The President
Novel , 1946
F & G Editores
A landmark text in Latin American literature, El señor Presidente explores the nature of political dictatorship and its effects on society. One of the most notable works of the dictator novel genre, El señor Presidente developed from an earlier Asturias short story, written to protest social injustice in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in the author's home town.