Get a copy of the London Review Book Box from February 2020.
This box contains:
- Tyrant Memory by Horacio Castellanos Moya
- Handcrafted tile
- El Salvadorian Coffee
- Unique Tyrant Memory inspired bookmark
- A postcard from our booksellers with information about this book.
El Salvador in the spring of 1944: the country is suffering under the tyrannical rule of a colonel whose Nazi sympathies and adherence to occultism lead most of his subjects to refer to him quite simply as ‘the Warlock.’ Horacio Castellanos Moya’s ebullient political satire follows a disparate group of dissidents, poets, artists, students, soldiers and dilettantes as they plot, and eventually bring about, the tyrant’s downfall. Moments of high drama are interspersed with slapstick comedy – Chaplin’s The Great Dictator meets García Márquez’s Nobody Writes to the Colonel with overtones of Billy Wilder’s Some Like it Hot – in this prickly, unforgettable masterpiece.