The Peron Novel

The Peron Novel

by Tomas Eloy Martinez, Helen Lane
     
 

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From the author of the internationally acclaimed Santa Evita comes a dazzling fictional portrait of Juan Peron, the most revered -- and hated -- dictator in the history of Argentina.

Following the ailing general from his return to his homeland after eighteen years of exile to his death scarcely a year later, Tomas Eloy Martinez has created a novel whose fantasy only

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From the author of the internationally acclaimed Santa Evita comes a dazzling fictional portrait of Juan Peron, the most revered -- and hated -- dictator in the history of Argentina.

Following the ailing general from his return to his homeland after eighteen years of exile to his death scarcely a year later, Tomas Eloy Martinez has created a novel whose fantasy only heightens its humanity. For in The Peron Novel the mask of history is lifted to reveal a tragically hollow man who was born a follower until the moment he found himself transformed into a leader. The result is a tour de force, the most audacious and compelling meditation on absolute power since Gabriel Garcia Marquez's The Autumn of the Patriarch.

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Jay Cantor
[The book] is a brilliant image of a national psychosis. --The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679768012
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
435
Sales rank:
1,371,397
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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