Literary Nonfiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Translated from the Spanish by Scott Spanbauer. LA PARRILLA by Adolfo Pardo is the account of a young woman detained and tortured during the Pinochet dictatorship. It was originally published in 1981 with the intention of bringing awareness to what was happening in Chile at the time. Now for the first time in English, THE GRILL, is an important historical document that relates the atrocities of this dictatorship. According to the editor, critic, and essayist Vicente Undurraga, "the story's merit, what gives it interest that goes beyond its documentary value, is its non-accusatory, but instead descriptive nature, and its less ideological and Manichean than human (too human) plot."
Translator Scott Spanbauer worked for many years as a technology writer and editor, and taught Spanish at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He translated Adolfo Pardo's THE GRILL (Veliz Books, 2017), and his translation of Uruguayan poet Laura Cesarco Eglin's collection CALLING WATER BY ITS NAME was published by Mouthfeel Press in 2016. He lived in Santiago, Chile from 1980 to 1981.Author City: USA