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October 3, 2013
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.