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News from the Empire
 
 
Author
Fernando Del Paso. Alfonso Gonzalez & Stella T. Clark, translators.
Publisher Dalkey Archive  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9 x 6 x 1.5 inches
ISBN 9781564785336
Pages/Publication Date 704/2009
Daedalus Item Code 34015
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"Operatic and beautiful, [Fernando] del Paso's lush cautionary tale of empire building chronicles the brief and disastrous reign of Ferdinand Maximilian of Austria and Marie Charlotte (Carlota) of Belgium, emperor and empress of Mexico from 1863 to 1867…. They are usurpers, and while Benito Juarez, rightful ruler of the republic, abandons the capital to them, the seat of power stays with him as he watches from the periphery and refuses to acknowledge European rule. Desperate, spiraling into madness and wary of impending disaster, Carlota sails to Europe and begs the European monarchies for help that will never arrive…. This moving and engaging epic about the twilight of European monarchy and the struggles of the people they imposed themselves on may be considered a Mexican War and Peace."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
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