Paranoia and terror abound. Gomez, a gay teacher of literature, attempts to remain inconspicuous while pupils and loved ones are disappeared by government toughs roving the streets in ubiquitous green Falcon cars. He fears he is the victim of a conspiracy, but just what that conspiracy is remains occluded. General Videla did preside over a violent Argentinian era, repressing homosexuality with the help of the police. As an exploration of an agitated state of mind, the novel relies on paranoia as its narrative engine. Gomez relates the events of thirty years later to an unnamed narratee.
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This page is available to subscribers. Click here to sign in or get access. Rochester, New York. Open Letter. When one thinks of Argentine literature, particularly contemporary literature, Guillermo Saccomanno b. And he adds: How can you narrate terror? Structurally, 77 is arranged in four parts: a prologue, parts 1 and 2, and an epilogue.
And I have nothing to lose anymore except my papers. Words, it seems, the act of telling, cannot compensate for his former silence, which he considers a form of complicity during that fateful year that saw the arrest and disappearance of his favorite student, Esteban.
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There is always the opportunity to learn. The only thing timely about 77 is how uncomfortable Americans have become on their own soil, how suddenly sensitive to the idea of fascism. Perhaps this is an anger I and many other readers can use. Argentina is entrenched in terror. Police kidnap people in broad daylight and rarely are they ever seen again.
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This page is available to subscribers. Click here to sign in or get access. Rochester, New York. Open Letter. When one thinks of Argentine literature, particularly contemporary literature, Guillermo Saccomanno b. And he adds: How can you narrate terror?