A Lexicon Of Terror: Argentina And The Legacies Of Torture, Revised And Updated With A New Epilogue

Paperback | April 11, 2011

byMarguerite Feitlowitz

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Tanks roaring over farmlands, pregnant women tortured, 30,000 individuals "disappeared" - these were the horrors of Argentina's Dirty War. 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 andunflinching 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. It also continues the stories of the individuals involved in the Dirty War, including the torturers, kidnappers and murderers formerlygranted immunity under now dissolved amnesty laws. Additionally, Feitlowitz discusses investigations launched in the intervening years that have indicated that the network of torture centers, concentration camps, and other operations responsible for the "desaparecidas" was more widespread thanpreviously thought. 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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Tanks roaring over farmlands, pregnant women tortured, 30,000 individuals "disappeared" - these were the horrors of Argentina's Dirty War. 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 andunflinching account of the sadism, paranoia, and de...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:April 11, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroduction: The Gentlemen's Coup1. A Lexicon of Terror2. Night and Fog3. "Life Here Is Normal"4. The Land of Mourneth5. The House of the Blind6. "The Scilingo Effect" The Past Is a PredatorEpilogueNotesSelected BibliographyIndex