I had an interest in the social aspect, in the ways that a person can contribute to their community and here I am, suddenly doing something that seems to make sense to many, helping to foster reflection on our past, our identity and our present through a noble vehicle: the history of this country, helping to build a bridge between our life as a country, our historians and ordinary people, like me, seems like a dream.
This is the balance that the writer Jorge Bardot (The interior war, Sync) makes of the last three years, in which he was dedicated almost exclusively to write the trilogy Secret History of Chile. An ambitious nonfiction work whose first two titles have sold 200 thousand copies to date; something completely atypical in a market like Chile. And that now closes with the arrival of the third installment to the national bookstores, with a first edition of 30 thousand copies, edited by Sudamericana.
A literary adventure that left no one indifferent and that more than once earned him harsh criticism. Some people do not understand that raising different points of view is not ‘destroy our values and our heroes’, but open the discussion, review and reflection on aspects not very touched massively and urgently need to be put on the table to understand each other better That there is a debt between our history and ordinary people, a distance that is urgent to shorten, says Baradit.History is political, it must be constantly discussed and reviewed, it is not written in marble and it is always changing with new research and discoveries, it is essential that it be on our contingent discussion table because it is finally reflected and it is about today, adds . Read the rest of this entry »