Little School: Tales of Disappearance and Survival

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One of Argentina's 30,000 "disappeared", Alicia Partnoy was abducted from her home by secret police and taken to a concentration camp where she was tortured, and where most of the other prisoners were killed. Smuggled out and published anonymously, THE LITTLE SCHOOL is Partnoy's memoir of her disappearance and imprisonment.
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Overview

One of Argentina's 30,000 "disappeared", Alicia Partnoy was abducted from her home by secret police and taken to a concentration camp where she was tortured, and where most of the other prisoners were killed. Smuggled out and published anonymously, THE LITTLE SCHOOL is Partnoy's memoir of her disappearance and imprisonment.
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Military regimes are not at all unusual in Argentina, but those that ruled from 1976 to 1979 were unique in the number of civilians, mostly young people, who were kidnapped, jailed, tortured, and/or murdered because of their political beliefs. Late in 1977 the author was taken into custody by the army and sent to ``the little school,'' one of many camps where dissidents were ``taught'' their ``lessons.'' Imprisoned without charges, she spent almost a year blindfolded and bound, cut off from friends and family, including her child, until being inexplicably released. Partnoy's glimpses of her life in prison are understandably disjointed and meandering, but they stand as a record of character and fortitude. Louise Leonard, Univ . of Florida Lib., Gainesville
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573440295
  • Publisher: Cleis Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Series: Midnight Editions Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 470,915
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 8
Introduction 11
The One-Flower Slippers 25
Latrine 29
Birthday 35
My Names 41
Benja's First Night 45
Telepathy 49
Graciela: Around the Table 53
My Nose 59
Religion 61
A Conversation Under the Rain 67
A Puzzle 77
Toothbrush 81
Bread 83
The Small Box of Matches 87
Ruth's Father 93
Form of Address 97
Poetry 103
The Denim Jacket 109
A Beauty Treatment 113
Nativity 119
App Cases of Disappearance at the Little School 123
App Descriptions of the Guards at the Little School 133
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  • Posted May 6, 2013

    A major work that deserves to stand among the very best accounts

    A major work that deserves to stand among the very best accounts of state terror and those who had the strength and luck to survive it. Imprisoned without charges, she spent almost a year blindfolded and bound, cut off from friends and family, including her child, until being inexplicably released. Partnoy's glimpses of her life in prison are understandably disjointed and meandering, but they stand as a record of character and fortitude.

    I just loved it because of its immense human depth and high quality of writing. I absolutely loved this book! It's one of the most captivating novels I've ever read- it had me totally hooked! By the middle of the story I felt like I knew the characters personally, as the story was delivered so well with such intriguing detail. It's so beautifully written with such emotional and deep descriptions, making the characters spring to life in a way that I couldn't get enough of them. I just can’t image how Partnoy was able to endure all the pain and suffering she went thru being there.


    I was looking for a new author to read. This book was recommended to me, and it certainly was a good recommendation. I have told all my friends about it and hope they enjoy it as much as I did.


    Well written and riveting, you'll find this edgy story hard to put down. This book will become a classic text on the Argentine Dirty War.

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  • Posted May 9, 2011

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    The stories in this book are some you will never forget. Partnoy describes life as one of the "disappeared" in Argentina. From the day to day survival in the Little School to the after stories of those that lived and died in The Little School, Partnoy brings you in to these people's lives and you can feel for each and every one of them.

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