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Lawrence Thornton's novel Imagining Argentina explores the evolution and aftermath of that country's "Dirty War" (1976-1983) during which between 9,000 and 30,000 civilians were "disappeared" by the military regime.
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Indeed, the book's title, "Imagining Argentina", is no misnomer and it soon becomes clear that Thornton, who has never lived in Argentina, fails to engage with this country's reality.
If the "Dirty War" is to be understood, fiction must be disentangled strand by strand from fact. But Thornton undermines the seriousness of his novel's message by superimposing whimsy on a painful, and unresolved, chapter of Argentine history. Thornton does succeed in conveying the juggernaut of State Terrorism in images such as "a green Ford Falcon disappearing into the night streets of Buenos Aires, its exhaust a stain of gray blood on the air". But when he declares that the soldier's dream was to lie beside "a prostrate Argentina he had fucked to death", the writing becomes hackneyed and overblown. A pity that, in purveying his reductivist view of history, Thornton omits to mention one of the many atrocities committed by the "Montoneros" (a radical Peronist group), such as the kidnapping and execution of Aramburu, a former Argentine President.
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See all books by Lawrence Thornton at Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com
Lawrence Thornton's novel Imagining Argentina explores the evolution and aftermath of that country's "Dirty War" (1976-1983) during which between 9,000 and 30,000 civilians were "disappeared" by the military regime.
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Indeed, the book's title, "Imagining Argentina", is no misnomer and it soon becomes clear that Thornton, who has never lived in Argentina, fails to engage with this country's reality.
If the "Dirty War" is to be understood, fiction must be disentangled strand by strand from fact. But Thornton undermines the seriousness of his novel's message by superimposing whimsy on a painful, and unresolved, chapter of Argentine history. Thornton does succeed in conveying the juggernaut of State Terrorism in images such as "a green Ford Falcon disappearing into the night streets of Buenos Aires, its exhaust a stain of gray blood on the air". But when he declares that the soldier's dream was to lie beside "a prostrate Argentina he had fucked to death", the writing becomes hackneyed and overblown. A pity that, in purveying his reductivist view of history, Thornton omits to mention one of the many atrocities committed by the "Montoneros" (a radical Peronist group), such as the kidnapping and execution of Aramburu, a former Argentine President.


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Lawrence Thornton - Imagining Argentina

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Lawrence Thornton's novel Imagining Argentina explores the evolution and aftermath of that country's "Dirty War" (1976-1983) during which between 9,000 and 30,000 civilians were "disappeared" by the military regime.
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Indeed, the book's title, "Imagining Argentina", is no misnomer and it soon becomes clear that Thornton, who has never lived in Argentina, fails to engage with this country's reality.
If the "Dirty War" is to be understood, fiction must be disentangled strand by strand from fact. But Thornton undermines the seriousness of his novel's message by superimposing whimsy on a painful, and unresolved, chapter of Argentine history. Thornton does succeed in conveying the juggernaut of State Terrorism in images such as "a green Ford Falcon disappearing into the night streets of Buenos Aires, its exhaust a stain of gray blood on the air". But when he declares that the soldier's dream was to lie beside "a prostrate Argentina he had fucked to death", the writing becomes hackneyed and overblown. A pity that, in purveying his reductivist view of history, Thornton omits to mention one of the many atrocities committed by the "Montoneros" (a radical Peronist group), such as the kidnapping and execution of Aramburu, a former Argentine President.
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Lawrence Thornton - Imagining Argentina

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Imagining Argentina - Lawrence Thornton
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See all books by Lawrence Thornton at Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com
Lawrence Thornton's novel Imagining Argentina explores the evolution and aftermath of that country's "Dirty War" (1976-1983) during which between 9,000 and 30,000 civilians were "disappeared" by the military regime.
...
Indeed, the book's title, "Imagining Argentina", is no misnomer and it soon becomes clear that Thornton, who has never lived in Argentina, fails to engage with this country's reality.
If the "Dirty War" is to be understood, fiction must be disentangled strand by strand from fact.But Thornton undermines the seriousness of his novel's message by superimposing whimsy on a painful, and unresolved, chapter of Argentine history.Thornton does succeed in conveying the juggernaut of State Terrorism in images such as "a green Ford Falcon disappearing into the night streets of Buenos Aires, its exhaust a stain of gray blood on the air".But when he declares that the soldier's dream was to lie beside "a prostrate Argentina he had fucked to death", the writing becomes hackneyed and overblown.A pity that, in purveying his reductivist view of history, Thornton omits to mention one of the many atrocities committed by the "Montoneros" (a radical Peronist group), such as the kidnapping and execution of Aramburu, a former Argentine President.
In the final analysis, Imagining Argentina founders on the fantastical.
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Lawrence Thornton - Imagining ...

www.spikemagazine.com [cached]

Lawrence Thornton - Imagining Argentina

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Imagining Argentina - Lawrence Thornton
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See all books by Lawrence Thornton at Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com
Lawrence Thornton's novel Imagining Argentina explores the evolution and aftermath of that country's "Dirty War" (1976-1983) during which between 9,000 and 30,000 civilians were "disappeared" by the military regime.
...
Indeed, the book's title, "Imagining Argentina", is no misnomer and it soon becomes clear that Thornton, who has never lived in Argentina, fails to engage with this country's reality.
If the "Dirty War" is to be understood, fiction must be disentangled strand by strand from fact. But Thornton undermines the seriousness of his novel's message by superimposing whimsy on a painful, and unresolved, chapter of Argentine history. Thornton does succeed in conveying the juggernaut of State Terrorism in images such as "a green Ford Falcon disappearing into the night streets of Buenos Aires, its exhaust a stain of gray blood on the air". But when he declares that the soldier's dream was to lie beside "a prostrate Argentina he had fucked to death", the writing becomes hackneyed and overblown. A pity that, in purveying his reductivist view of history, Thornton omits to mention one of the many atrocities committed by the "Montoneros" (a radical Peronist group), such as the kidnapping and execution of Aramburu, a former Argentine President.

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