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Malvinas Requiem Paperback – October 1, 2007

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During the '60s and '70s Rodolfo Fogwill was a well known entrepreneur and the owner of one of the major market research organizations in Latin America. In the '80s he wrote opinion columns in a dozen magazines and newspapers. Since the '90s he has been a familiar face in the media, frequently asked to comment on politics, culture and literature.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail (October 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852429658
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852429652
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,189,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Malvinas Requiem" ("Los Pichiciegos" in the original) tells the story of a group of young Argentine soldiers during the Falklands War with England (1982) that decide that is better not to fight and hide in a hole in the ground, where they tell stories, listen to radio and have some exchanges with the surprised English military. Some sequences are hilarious, some heartbreaking. Written during the war, and first published "underground". A tremendous book that captures like no other a way of speaking, a way of thinking and the final days of the military rule in Argentina.

This is the only book available in English (so far) of perhaps the greatest living Argentine writer.
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