A New York Times Notable Book of the Year and Finalist for the L.L. Winship / PEN New England Award in 1998, A Lexicon of Terror is a sensitive and unflinching account of the sadism, paranoia, and deception the military junta unleashed on the Argentine people from 1976 to 1983. This updated edition features a new epilogue that chronicles major political, legal, and social developments in Argentina since the book's initial publication. A Lexicon of Terror vividly
evokes this shocking era and tells of the long-lasting effects it has left on the Argentine culture.
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Marguerite Feitlowitz is Professor of Literature at Bennington College. Her many awards include two Fulbright Fellowships to Argentina and a Mary Ingram Bunting Fellowship in Nonfiction.
Introduction: The Gentlemen's Coup
1. A Lexicon of Terror
2. Night and Fog
3. 'Life Here Is Normal'
4. The Land of Mourneth
5. The House of the Blind
6. 'The Scilingo Effect' The Past Is a Predator
Ms. Feitlowitz does an excellent job of combining moving, personal accounts of the Dirty War with insightful glimpses into the complexity of current events in Argentina. * Dr. Jose Miguel Vivanco, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch/Americas * 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. * Foreign Affairs * A magisterial work on a great subject. This is a book everyone should read. * Susan Sontag *
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