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CLANDESTINE IN CHILE: The Adventures of Miguel Littin

CLANDESTINE IN CHILE: The Adventures of Miguel Littin

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CLANDESTINE IN CHILE: The Adventures of Miguel Littin

by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

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New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First American Edition. Signed and dated by Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the title page. First-hand account of an illegal 1985 trip to Chile made by film director Miguel Littin, who had been permanently exiled from his homeland after General Augusto Pinochet's 1973 military coup. Posing as a Uruguayan businessman, Littin spent six weeks clandestinely documenting the effects of the repressive police-state on everyday life. The Spanish-language edition of this book was impounded and burned in 1987 by the Chilean Interior Ministry. Translated by Asa Zatz. Octavo. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.


Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928) was born in Aracataca, Colombia. He began working as a reporter while studying law at the University of Cartagena and published his first book, the novella The Leaf Storm, in Bogota in 1955. Among his best-known subsequent works are the novels One Hundred Years of Solitude, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Love in the Time of Cholera, and The General in His Labyrinth . In 1986 he wrote Clandestine in Chile: The Adventures of Miguel Littín, about an exile’s return to the repressive Chile of General Augusto Pinochet. The political revelations of the book led to the burning of almost 15,000 copies by the Chilean government. García Márquez has lived primarily in Mexico since the 1960s, and in 1982 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Asa Zatz was born in Mexico and has translated nearly one hundred books. He lives in New York. Francisco Goldman is the author of four novels, The Long Night of White Chickens, The Ordinary Seaman, The Divine Husband, the forthcoming Say Her Name , and one work of nonfiction, The Art of Political Murder.


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CLANDESTINE IN CHILE: The Adventures of Miguel Littin
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
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Henry Holt and Company
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Literature, Latin America, Chile, Augusto Pinochet, Miguel Littin, Nobel Prize, Nobel Laureate

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