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  • Operation Massacre: A Conversation about Rodolfo Walsh’s Classic of Investigative Journalism

    October 3, 2013

    With Daniella Gitlin and Michael Wood
    Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 6PM
    Labyrinth Books Princeton
    122 Nassau St  
    Princeton, NJ 08542
    www.labyrinthbooks.com

    Operation Massacre has long been considered a pioneering piece of true crime reportage in Latin America and is now available in English for the first time. Translator Daniella Gitlin and critic Michael Wood will be discussing the book’s importance in the history of Latin American literature, as well as its relevance today.

    Rodolfo Walsh’s classic of investigative journalism is a detailed account of the night of June 9th, 1956, when about a dozen men in a Buenos Aires suburb were arrested on suspicion of conspiring against the military government, and taken to a garbage dump on the edge of the city to be executed. Walsh tracked down survivors of this execution and tells their stories and the aftermath of that fateful night.

    Walsh went on to publish four versions of the book in Argentina starting in 1957 and worked tirelessly to seek justice for the men who were killed and to speak out against the military regimes that destroyed so many lives.

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  • Join translator Daniella Gitlin in conversation with Michael Wood at Labyrinth 10/3 at 6pm

    October 3, 2013

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    Operation Massacre has long been considered a pioneering piece of true crime reportage in Latin America and is now available in English for the first time. Translator Daniella Gitlin and critic Michael Wood will be discussing the book’s importance in the history of Latin American literature, as well as its relevance today.

    Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 6PM 
    Labyrinth Books Princeton
    122 Nassau Street
    Princeton, NJ 08542

    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.

     Walsh went on to publish four versions of the book in Argentina starting in 1957 and worked tirelessly to seek justice for the men who were killed and to speak out against the military regimes that destroyed so many lives.

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  • Michael Wood reviews Oblomov in the London Review of Books

    Michael Wood reviews Oblomov in the London Review of Books

    August 5, 2009

    This intimately funny and desperately sad novel opens with a parade of visitors to Ilya Ilich Oblomov’s Petersburg flat. Most of them are introduced, in this new translation, by the phrase "in walked", which creates a wonderful sense of flatness, repetition and invasion. All but one of the visitors are busy in some way or other, full of talk of the world, parties, work, the latest literary news. . . The very descriptions of these people make us tired, setting us up for a largely (although not entirely) disreputable identification with the book’s slothful hero. . . Oblomov is not exactly a person, and this is only partly a psychological novel. . . the story of his non-life and real death, his long kindness to himself, is really the story of a series of stances and occasions, human possibilities squandered and slept through. . . The writing here. . . offers a fine example of sly and compassionate satire, a very rare genre indeed.Michael Wood, London Review of Books

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