Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The End of the Story (but not the Free Books)

Julio Cortázar
Liliana Heker

Day 8 of February Freebies brings you another title from our International Translation Series: Liliana Heker's The End of the Story. The most controversial novel of the Argentine Dirty War, The End of the Story sparked a media frenzy upon its publication in Spanish in 1996, and was castigated by the left for its warts-and-all portrayal of the revolutionary psyche.

Heker, who became known for her public correspondence with Cortázar throughout the war (1976-83), was vocal about her belief that writers have a responsibility to witness and report on state atrocity. With The End of the Story she leaves very few sights unseen: it's an uncomfortable but extraordinary book. If you're looking for an excellent freedom-to-read read, let this be it.

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