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Living Dead Man

Michael Wood: Operation Massacre, 7 November 2013

Operation Massacre 
by Rodolfo Walsh, translated by Daniella Gitlin.
Old Street, 230 pp., £9.99, August 2013, 978 1 908699 51 0
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... From here it is possible to love Buenos Aires, if only for a moment.’ ‘Here’ is a tenth-floor apartment with a view to the river and the city in the evening. No people in sight, no politics, no struggles for power. What sort of city would you love only under these conditions, what sort of history would it need to have? Why would you think of loving it at all? As if anticipating these questions, the next sentence reads: ‘But we are not meeting because of any conceivable form of love ...

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