Víctor Jara

An Unfinished Song

Joan Jara

Foreword by Roger Waters

Introduction by Jorge Coulon


LeftWord Books, New Delhi, 2023

Language: English

323 pages

5.5 x 8.5 inches

Price INR 500.00
Book Club Price INR 350.00
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“As long as we sing his songs, as long as his courage can inspire us to greater courage, Víctor Jara will never die.” – Pete Seeger

“An intensely moving account. A love story — an epic tragedy — but written with the Jaras’ shared faith that good can yet come out of evil.” – Peggy Aschcroft

“Joan Jara describes with great power and clarity the aspirations of the people of Chile and the horror which descended upon them in 1973.” – Harold Pinter

Víctor Jara was a Chilean poet, singer, theatre director, and communist activist. He was tortured and killed after the coup of 11 September 1973, which overthrew the Salvador Allende government. This is the story of his remarkable life, told lovingly by his wife and fellow artist.

“Our path is lit by twin beacons of courage and love and light, Víctor and Joan Jara.” – Roger Waters

Roger Waters

Roger Waters is an English musician and singer-songwriter. In 1965, he co-founded the rock band Pink Floyd as the bassist.

Joan Jara

Joan Jara is a British-Chilean dancer and activist, and wife of the Chilean poet-songwriter and theatre director Víctor Jara. Joan Jara is the founder of the Víctor Jara Foundation.

Jorge Coulon

Jorge Coulón is a Chilean multi-instrumentalist musician, and specialist in string instruments such as guitar, tiple and cuatro. He is one of the founding members of the group Inti Illimani.