CHILE: The Critic & the Lady

Alberto Goldschmidt, 47, is probably the only music critic in the world who insists that he has to carry a revolver. It is purely a matter of self-defense: in the 13 years he has been in Chile, during which time he has written criticism for Santiago's La Hora and Ultima Hora, he has been set upon 14 times by irate readers who objected to his acid words. The only man ever wounded by his Smith & Wesson was Goldschmidt; he shot himself in the hand while cleaning it. Usually it has been a...

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