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The Autobiography of Federico Sanchez and the Communist Underground in Spain

The Autobiography of Federico Sanchez and the Communist Underground in Spain
By Jorge Semprun
271 pp, Karz, 1979
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A gripping memoir by a Spanish Communist, a survivor of a German concentration camp and of postwar underground work, expelled from the party in 1964-for views that have since become rhetorical orthodoxy. A scathing indictment of Stalinism and of Santiago Carrillo, who was its local representative. The book has had a major impact in Spain.