9780932863454

The Pear Tree: Is Torture Ever Justified?

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  • ISBN13:

    9780932863454

  • ISBN10:

    0932863450

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-02-28
  • Publisher: Scb Distributors

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Summary

Late one night, Eric Stener Carlson sat down to review witness statements of torture victims splayed across his desk ... and so this book began. It takes us on a journey from the mass graves of Argentina, to the desolate slums of Peru, to the brutality of the Dominican Republic and the rape camps of the former Yugoslavia. As the scenery and actors change, three elements surface again and again, like worn rocks on the beach. The stranger we fear. The child who is kidnapped. And the torture we use to save her. It is here, at the desolate intersection of these elements, that Carlson asks the dreadful question, "Is torture ever justified?" Lyrical and haunting, The Pear Tree is a stark exposition of torturers and victims, and the witnesses who choose to support one side or the other. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Foreword 13(2)
Richard Pierre Claude
Author's Introduction 15(4)
Insomnia
19(4)
The Garden
23(2)
The Stranger
25(3)
The Millstone
28(5)
The Fortress
33(3)
Of Love and Whores
36(5)
Literary Deconstruction
41(3)
Self-Defense
44(3)
Thirst
47(2)
The Petting Zoo
49(5)
Elocution
54(4)
Primary Sources
58(5)
My Mother's Gloves
63(3)
Strays
66(3)
Ramon Screams
69(4)
Belief System
73(4)
Hemingway's Shotgun
77(5)
Lunch among Equals
82(6)
Behind the Curtain
88(5)
The Pear Tree
93(2)
Epilogue 95(4)
Endnotes 99

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