Guatemala: A Tendency of Commitment

Guatemala's Miguel Angel Asturias, 68, is a man of many talents. As a diplomat, he is his country's ambassador to France. As a Sorbonne-educated sociologist and lawyer, he has lectured as far afield as Italy's University of Rome and Britain's King's College at Cambridge. As a writer, he has turned out seven novels, ranging from biting political satires to surrealistic folklore, and been translated into 36 languages. Last year his leftist writings and political novels won him the $28,000 Lenin Peace Prize for exposing "American intervention against the Guatemalan people." Last week his...

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