Clandestine In Chile: The Adventures Of Miguel Littin

byGabriel García MárquezPreface byFrancisco GoldmanTranslated byAsa Zatz

July 6, 2010|
Clandestine In Chile: The Adventures Of Miguel Littin by Gabriel García Márquez
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In 1973, the film director Miguel Littín fled Chile after a U.S.-supported military coup toppled the democratically elected socialist government of Salvador Allende. The new dictator, General Augusto Pinochet, instituted a reign of terror and turned Chile into a laboratory to test the poisonous prescriptions of the American economist Milton Friedman. In 1985, Littín returned to Chile disguised as a Uruguayan businessman. He was desperate to see the homeland he’d been exiled from for so many years; he also meant to pull off a very tricky stunt: with the help of three film crews from three different countries, each supposedly busy making a movie to promote tourism, he would secretly put together a film that would tell the truth about Pinochet’s benighted Chile—a film that would capture the world’s attention while landing the general and his secret police with a very visible black eye.

Afterwards, the great novelist Gabriel García Márquez sat down with Littín to hear the story of his escapade, with all its scary, comic, and not-a-little surreal ups and downs. Then, applying the same unequaled gifts that had already gained him a Nobel Prize, García Márquez wrote it down. Clandestine in Chile is a true-life adventure story and a classic of modern reportage.
Title:Clandestine In Chile: The Adventures Of Miguel LittinFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 7.96 X 5.01 X 0.45 inShipping dimensions:160 pages, 7.96 X 5.01 X 0.45 inPublished:July 6, 2010Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1590173406

ISBN - 13:9781590173404

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