The Little School: Tales of Disappearance and Survival

The Little School: Tales of Disappearance and Survival

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by Alicia Partnoy
     
 

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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. Her writings were smuggled out of prison and published anonymously in human rights journals. The Little School is Alicia Partnoy's memoir of herSee more details below

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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. Her writings were smuggled out of prison and published anonymously in human rights journals. The Little School is Alicia Partnoy's memoir of her disappearance and imprisonment in Argentina in the 1970s. Told in a series of tales that resound in memory like parables, The Little School is proof of the resilience of the human spirit and the healing powers of art.

This second edition features a revised introduction by the author and a preface by Julia Alvarez.

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Library Journal
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573444880
Publisher:
Cleis Press [Start]
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
210,340
File size:
1 MB

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