Great Translations: Terror in Argentina

Terror on four wheels: a 1970’s Ford Falcon used by police in Argentina. Photo from imcdb.org

A Review of the novel 77 by Guillermo Saccomanno

The Setting: There’s a lot going on in this Argentinian novel set in Buenos Aires in 1977, during the days of the iron-fisted military dictatorship that terrorized its own people. Thousands of people were imprisoned, tortured and ‘disappeared.’ The story is told in flashbacks by a gay man who’s in his 80’s now and…

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Jim Fonseca

Jim Fonseca

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Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.