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Biting silence

Author: Arturo Von Vacano
Publisher: St. Paul, Minnesota : Ruminator Books, [2003] ©1980
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The journalist named no names. He claimed nothing false. He was not a radical, not a communist, less interested in politics than in writing itself." "Nevertheless, one sentence - "The real cause of this crisis is corruption at the highest levels"--Brought eight armed men to his home, beginning a harrowing journey into a life in which prison, torture, and exile became more than just words on a page."
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Von Vacano, Arturo, 1938-
Biting silence.
St. Paul, Minn. : Ruminator Books, [2003]
(OCoLC)607002028
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arturo Von Vacano
ISBN: 1886913587 9781886913585
OCLC Number: 51478394
Description: 230 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Morder el silencio.
Responsibility: Arturo von Vacano.

Abstract:

"The journalist named no names. He claimed nothing false. He was not a radical, not a communist, less interested in politics than in writing itself." "Nevertheless, one sentence - "The real cause of this crisis is corruption at the highest levels"--Brought eight armed men to his home, beginning a harrowing journey into a life in which prison, torture, and exile became more than just words on a page."

"Biting Silence is a searingly emotional protest against censorship from exiled Bolivian writer Arturo von Vacano. The novel draws heavily on the author's own experience as a journalist repressed by dictatorship and forced to choose between silence and safety. His story is witty and sharply observed; it is also a wrenching, provocative portrait of the collision between free expression and uneasy power. And in a remarkable real-life twist, the same government that von Vacano criticizes ordered all copies of the book's Spanish-language edition burned, and it remains unavailable in its author's homeland."--Jacket.

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