García Caro interviews Chilean author Roberto Brodksy
Assistant Professor of Spanish Pedro García-Caro, together with Lisa DiGiovanni (Indiana State University and RL PhD 2008) published “The Uncertain Territory of Memory: A Conversation with Chilean Author Roberto Brodksy” in World Literature Today (September 2012) [full text online].
From the article:
Roberto Brodsky (b. 1957) came of age in Santiago de Chile during the revolutionary years of Salvador Allende’s Popular Unity government (1970–73). Born to Ukrainian Jewish immigrants that escaped the pogroms during the first decades of the century, Brodsky grew up immersed in leftist politics and culture. During the Popular Unity he was a young militant in the FER (Frente de Estudiantes Revolucionarios). In 1973 the right-wing military coup divided his family, forcing them into exile in Venezuela, Argentina, and Spain. After his return to Chile in the early 1980s, he worked as a journalist and playwright and became involved in clandestine oppositional press networks.