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Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number (Americas) by Jacobo Timerman
Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number (Americas)

zany, February 18, 2008

For a newspaperman, Jacobo Timmerman seems to have violated one of the cardinal principles of writing: keep it short. His title Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number sounds like a list in double-entry bookeeping. The double title reduces reader interest by suggesting that bombast is a subsitute for rational reflection. Perhaps it is a sign of the tabloid press practice of senationalism and hyperbole - but if it is then no reader would take this book seriously.


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