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Book Information: Lizard's Tail, the

Lizard's Tail, the (1983) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The Lizard's Tail is a whip much favoured by Latin American torturers. It gives its name to this fictional biography of Lopez Rega, Isabel Peron's minister of social well-being who ruled Argentina through sorcery and witchcraft.

A figure of immense power and cruelty, Lopez Rega survives all attempts by politicians and the military to overthrow him. So great is the magic of this power-crazed witch-doctor that the writer / narrator can destroy him only by removing herself: 'By erasing myself from the map, I intend to erase you. Without my biography, it will be as if you never had a life. So long, Sorcerer, felice morte.'

Original title: Cola de Lagartija
Original languages: Spanish

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: The Lizard's Tail

The Lizard's Tail (1983)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation
Translated by: Gregory Rabassa
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Manifested in:

The Lizard's Tail (1992)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
ISBN: 1852421126
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 288

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