THE SHADOW OF WHAT WE WERE. Translated from the Spanish by Howard Curtis
Sepúlveda, Luis.

New York: Europa Editions, 2009. 1st ed. 8vo, wrps, 132 p. New Paperback 9781609450021 Luis Sepulveda is a real character of Chilean fiction and politics, his bio reads like a huge novel. A student activist then a member of the Allende regime in the late sixties, where he was involved in the culture department one thing he did was make cheap copies of classic books available to all in Chile. When Pinochet came to power, he flew the coup set up a drama group protesting at the Pinochet regime. He was caught and tried, then sentenced to life in prison then reduced to 28 years and then finally 8 years in exile after he had spent two years in prison. He then spent time in Germany as he had loved reading German literature in prison, Argentina and Uruguay he is involved in teaching indians to read to help them selves. He is involved with Greenpeace and goes on their ships round the world. All that he has written over 15 novels and made four films as a director. Quite a life . (Item ID: 154832)


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