In 17 Again, a handful of Chilean writers offer their intimate testimony of the many things the 1973 coup d’état brings up in them. Óscar Contardo, editor of the anthology, says that "(those of us) who grew up during the Pinochet years --says the editor or were children and adolescents who only knew democracy by name, like a distant memory told almost always with a bittersweet yearning that was difficult to swallow; like an old piece of candy with a poisonous center called coup d’état, which creates an overpowering aftertaste of fear that will never go away entirely. 17 Again is a record of those years, the memories of a generation shaped by dictatorship."
Read more at the Los Angeles Review of Books.
|SEP 11 - OCT 1, 2013 CinemaTropical, NYU's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), and the North American Congress on Latin America present a special film series on the 40th anniversary of the coup d’etat against Chilean President Salvador Allende.|