Posts tagged “In Cold Blood”
August 29, 2013
We are thrilled with Ángel Gurría-Quintana’s review of Operation Massacre in the Financial Times.
“Rarely has the ideal of a writer speaking truth to power been more aptly embodied than in Argentine journalist Rodolfo Walsh.”
“His masterpiece of documentary literature, first collected in book form in 1957 but only now published in English, predates by nine years Truman Capote’s non-fiction crime classic, In Cold Blood, and is an emblematic title in the canon of Latin American investigative journalism.”
Read the full review here!
Rodolfo Walsh’s classic of true-life crime reporting, Operation Massacre, is a detailed account of the night of June 9th, 1956, when twelve men in a Buenos Aires suburb were arrested on suspicion of conspiring against the military government, and were taken to a garbage dump on the edge of the city to be executed. Seven of the men survived and Walsh tracked them down and tells their stories and the aftermath of that fateful night.