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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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