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Timmerman, an Argentine-Jewish journalist and newspaper editor whose preoccupations were corruption and anti-Semitism, published the habeas corpus to the Argentine courts by the families of the disappeared and was jailed on April 15, 1977, after 20 civilians under army orders stormed his apartment. This is Timmerman's chronicle of 30 months of torture and jail time spent primarily in a tiny, wet cell. The Argentine junta, under international pressure, finally set him free by exiling him in Israel. This work first appeared in English translation in 1981.
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About the Author

Jacobo Timerman (1923–1999) was born in the Ukraine, moved with his family to Argentina in 1928, and was deported to Israel in 1980. He returned to Argentina in 1984. Founder of two Argentine weekly newsmagazines in the 1960s and a commentator on radio and television, he was best-known as the publisher and editor of the newspaper La Opinión from 1971 until his arrest in 1977. An outspoken champion of human rights and freedom of the press, he criticized all repressive governments and organizations, regardless of their political ideologies. His other books include The Longest War: Israel in Lebanon; Cuba: A Journey; and Chile: A Death in the South.

“Luminous.”—Christopher Hitchens, The Atlantic

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zany, February 18, 2008 (view all comments by zany)
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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780299182441
Introduction:
Stavans, Ilan
Foreword:
Miller, Arthur
Translator:
Talbot, Toby
Author:
Stavans, Han
Author:
Miller, Arthur
Author:
Limerman, Lacoby
Author:
Timerman, Jacobo
Author:
Timerman, Jacob
Author:
Talbot, Toby
Author:
Stavans, Ilan
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Location:
Madison
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Political prisoners
Subject:
Journalists - Argentina
Subject:
Timerman, Jacobo
Subject:
Biography-Political
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Americas
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 in

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