Posts tagged “Rodolfo Walsh”

  • Truth Is A Story Someone Else Tells: A Reading and Conversation on Translating Reportage

    October 23, 2013

    Wednesday, October 23rd @ 7pm
    Barnard Hall (James Room, 4th floor) @ Barnard College
    3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

     

    Join Daniella Gitlin, translator for Operation Massacre, alongside Antonia Lloyd-Jones and Max Weiss as part of the Bridge reading series for literary translation, hosted by the Barnard Center for Translation Studies.

    Operation Massacre, by Argentine journalist Rodolfo Walsh, 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 and executed. Seven of the doomed men survived and Walsh tracked them down and tells their stories of that fateful night.

    Daniella Gitlin is a writer, translator, and editor. She studied comparative literature at Princeton University and spent a year in Buenos Aires working with Poder Ciudadano, the local affiliate of Transparency International.

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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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  • Reading and discussion with Daniella Gitlin, translator of Operation Massacre, and Daniel Balderston, director of the Borges Center

    September 26, 2013

    Thursday, September 26th @ 7pm
    City of Asylum/Pittsburgh
    324 Sampsonia Way
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
     

    Celebrate the publication of the first English translation of Operation Massacre with translator Daniella Gitlin, who will be in conversation with University of Pittsburgh professor of Hispanic Languages and Literatures Daniel Balderston on Thursday, September 26th at 7pm at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh.

    Operation Massacre, by Argentine journalist Rodolfo Walsh, 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 and executed. Seven of the doomed men survived and Walsh tracked them down and tells their stories of that fateful night.

    Walsh went on to publish four versions of the book in Argentina 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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  • Operation Massacre Book Launch TONIGHT in NY with translator Daniella Gitlin and Michael Greenberg

    September 17, 2013

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    Join Seven Stories and translator Daniella Gitlin TONIGHT at 7pm at McNally Jackson in SoHo for the official launch of the first English edition of Operation Massacre by Argentine journalist Rodolfo Walsh.

    Daniella Gitlin in conversation with Michael Greenberg, moderated by Ernesto Semán.
    Tuesday, September 17th at 7pm
    McNally Jackson Books
    52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

    Rodolfo Walsh’s classic of true-life crime reporting, Operation Massacre 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. Seven of the men survived and Walsh tracked them down and tells their stories and the aftermath of that fateful night. 

    Beautifully translated by Daniella Gitlin, Operation Massacre has long been a celebrated piece of true crime reportage in Latin America and is now available in English for the first time.

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  • The Los Angeles Review of Books, celebrates Rodolfo Walsh in their review

    September 9, 2013

    The Los Angeles Review of Books, celebrates Rodolfo Walsh in their review of Operation Massacre on September 7th, 2013, titled, “On beloved Argentinian journalist Rodolfo Walsh,” by Marguerite Feitlowitz.

    Feitlowitz depicts Walsh’s fame and honor as a Latin American writer who’s contribution to literature and devotion to human right made him a victim of Argentina’s “Dirty War,” and a man well worth his legacy.

    Praising his success as a writer and as an activist, Feitlowitz gives a grander view of what Operation Massacre is an important and interesting book to navigate through.

    “The book is a document of the effort to which a writer will go simply to hear a person’s story; to question the details; to construct a narrative that both allows for the inconsistencies of individual eyewitnesses and yet is not undone by them… Daniella Gitlin’s translation is clean, attentive to the subtleties of Walsh’s prose, and her introduction and notes are very good indeed… In this moment of anxiety over the flow of information, confusion over the responsibilities of writers and journalists, the publication of this volume is well timed.”

    Operation Massacre is available for the first time in English: a game-changing classic of true crime from Argentina, 1957, by a Latin American literary hero whose courage to find the truth eventually condemned him to death.

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  • Review of Operation Massacre in the Financial Times

    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.

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