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Exorcising Terror: The Incredible Unending Trial of General Augusto Pinochet (Seven Stories' Open Media Book)

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Renowned author Ariel Dorfman, obsessed for twenty-five years with the malignant shadow General Pinochet cast upon Chile and the world, followed every twist and turn of the four year old trial in Great Britain, Spain and Chile as well as in the U.S., the country that had created Pinochet. Told as a suspense thriller, filled with court-room drama and sudden reversals of fortune, the book at the same time addresses some of today's most burning issues, made all the more urgent after the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001. What are the limits of national sovereignty in a globalizing world? How does an ever more interconnected world judge crimes committed against humanity? What role do memory and pain and the rights of the survivors play in this struggle for a new system of justice? But above all, the author, by listening carefully to the voices of Pinochet's many victims, explores how can we purge ourselves of terror and fear once we have been traumatized, and asks if we can build peace and reconciliation without facing a turbulent and perverse past.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-216).

Synopsis:

Exiled Chilean writer Ariel Dorfman chronicles the crimes of Augusto Pinochet, the former dictator of Chile. He begins with the 1973 U.S.-supported coup that brought Pinochet to power and the devastation it caused in Latin America, and follows the story through Pinochets arrest and detention in London, where he awaits extradition to be tried on charges of genocide.

About the Author

A Chilean expatriate, Ariel Dorfman has spent his life exporing the reality and dreams of the many Americas. His books have been translated into over thirty languages and his plays staged in more than 100 countries. His works include the acclaimed memoir, Heading South, Looking North, the novels Widows, Konfidenz, and The Nanny and the Iceberg, as well as plays, among them Death and the Maiden, made into a film by Roman Polanski. Ariel Dorfman is a Chilean expatriate and "literary grandmaster" (Time) whose works include the acclaimed memoir Heading South, Looking North, and the novels The Last Song of Manuel Sendero, Konfidenz, and Widows. His plays have been performed in more than one hundred countries, and Death and the Maiden was made into a film by Roman Polanski. The recipient of many international awards, Dorfman contributes to major newspapers worldwide and is a distinguished professor at Duke University. He lives with his wife in Durham, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583225424
Author:
Dorfman, Ariel
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
International
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
Chile
Subject:
Political persecution
Subject:
Torture
Subject:
Extradition.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
CURRENT EVENTS / International
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Chile Politics and government 1973-1988.
Subject:
Pinochet Ugarte, Augusto
Subject:
Political
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Open Media Series
Series Volume:
no. 409
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
6.9 x 5 x 0.4 in 7 oz

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History and Social Science » Latin America » Chile
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Product details 224 pages Seven Stories Press - English 9781583225424 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-216).
"Synopsis" by , Exiled Chilean writer Ariel Dorfman chronicles the crimes of Augusto Pinochet, the former dictator of Chile. He begins with the 1973 U.S.-supported coup that brought Pinochet to power and the devastation it caused in Latin America, and follows the story through Pinochets arrest and detention in London, where he awaits extradition to be tried on charges of genocide.
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