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Posdata: Truth as transgression

Extract from the Guatemalan “Military Diary,” a military intelligence register of detained individuals, most of whom were disappeared.  The code “-300-” is interpreted to mean that the individual depicted was executed. P.D. The most disturbing scene recounted in Bolaño’s Estrella distante … Continue reading

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Exhibits from Bolaño: Culture and atrocity

Posters showing the faces of people disappeared and killed by the Guatemalan state alongside graffiti depicting Salvador Dali, Guatemala City Primary readings: Estrella Distante (1996) and Nocturno de Chile (2000), Roberto Bolaño I knew while reading that Roberto Bolaño’s Los detectives salvajes (The Savage … Continue reading

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