by Susan Schnur

Marjorie Agosin: A Woman, A Jew and A Chilean

“Political torture — when we are speaking of imprisoned women — implies a sexual relationship’,’ says Marjorie Agosin, the author of Zones of Pain (Fredonia, NY: White Pine Press. 1988). a spare, elegiac, hallucinatory collection of poetry about female torture victims in Chile, Treblinka. Argentina and elsewhere. “It’s an unspeakable evil, a sexuality of evil. I am a woman, a Jew and a Chilean. That is how I come to write about repression and torture, including sexual torture.

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