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As an Tumerman, I jcobo deeply interested in the history of the dirty war, but ultimately this book didn’t deliver and I couldn’t finish. Timerman warned that Argentina was slipping back into totalitarianism, and wrote “I hardly live in Argentina anymore” due to fear of meeting a former torturer.

The reluctance of the Jewish establishment in Argentina to defend Timerman added to Israel’s difficulties in choosing a way to respond to the political crisis in the country. What they don’t realize is that if we want it to change, we have to say so.

Roberto Arlt, novelist, short-story ti,erman, dramatist, and journalist who pioneered the novel of the absurd in Argentinian literature. Timerman was acquitted by a military court in October Cohen and Tate Most features made about it remain from Argentine.

It is relevant not only to Argentina’s history, but any nation under threat by its own bullheaded pride. Yitzhak Shamirthe minister of foreign affairs, passed over the ceremony in favor of a holiday reception at the Argentine embassy. I can’t imagine anyone coming to regret reading Jacobo Timerman’s testimony.

Thus antisemitism appears like the mythological hydra. Timerman spends much of the book discussing why Jews feature so prominently in such demonising world-views, and he reaches explicitly Zionist conclusions about why the Jewish people need their own state.

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Quite simply one of the finest pieces of writing I’ve ever read.

Part essay and part narrative no prisoner to forma mind-breaking and heart-hurting account that addresses authoritarianism, anti-semitism and the Argentine soul with equal attention and convinces the reader of the common tragedy of those apparently diverse strands.

But timemran major journalist would not have such connections at such a time? Argentina — Buenos Aires, Jan 24, Dave rated it really liked it. Timerman wrote later that he was arrested by “the extremist sector of the army”, which “was also the heart of Nazi operations in Argentina”.

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In a passage at the heart of Chapter Nine, he relays the barrage of questions directed at him during his appearance at a military tribunal on an unspecified charge. A third returned to Argentina. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Unlike most articles on Britannica. In Israel, Timerman wrote and published his most well-known book, Prisoner Without A Name, Cell Without a Numbera memoir of his prison experience that added to his international reputation.

Disturbing and frightening book, an eyewitness to the place of Argentina among Western Hemisphere nations in the forefront of torture and illegal killing of their citizens. I think this would be a good book for people wanting to learn recent Argentine history, as that is a topic examined at length.

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As a young man, he was sentenced to multiple prison terms for refusing to serve in the Lebanon war.

Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number

At his best Timerman matches the political analysis with strong sense of what it feels like to experience total confinement and isolation. Was this review helpful to you?


Domino published it instead. The journalist refused and said he’d rather remain in detention. Timerman’s book on Cuba criticized both the Communist government and the adverse effects of the US blockade on Cuba. Timerman clearly believed anti-Semitism was universal and inevitable and that the solution was Zionism. When this happened the jailers would simply kill the person they were holding–extra-judicial execution at its most basic–and bury him in an unmarked grave so no one would ever know who had taken and held him.

He asked why he was being held. The passages that do deal with it are extremely well-written and both extremely disturbing and enlightening. For Jacobo Timerman’s “Prisoner without a nameCell without a number” is truly remarkable book. As it slowly slips back into developing world status, and hundreds if not thousands return to Europe in pursuit of a way of life that once drove them to emigrate by the millions to the New World, it can revel in nostalgia — for when it was once the eighth largest industrial power on Earth.

Timerman condemned Menem for giving the pardons.

The events relayed are painful, even with the intentional sparseness and deadpan tone, and it is a book that isn’t thought-provoking so much as question-provoking. The dignitaries and public figures who welcomed him at the airport have distanced themselves from him. With that been said, Mr. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of