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Beauty and the Inferno
Essays

 

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Beauty and the Inferno
Essays

by Roberto Saviano (Author)
Oonagh Stransky (Translator)

 

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ISBN: 9780857050106

 

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Twenty-five powerful and incisive essays by the formidably courageous investigative journalist Roberto Saviano, author of Gomorrah.


Roberto Saviano is best known for his work on the Italian mafia, but Beauty and the Inferno, winner of the European Book Award 2010, also tackles universal themes with great insight and humanity, with urgency, and often with anger. This important collection includes essays across a remarkably wide field of interests, celebrating personal heroes as diverse as Frank Miller and Lionel Messi. However as with the bestselling Gomorrah, his fearless and unflinching condemnation of the mafia takes centre stage. Implicit in Saviano's tributes to writers, musicians, sportsmen and journalists is the message that there is an alternative to living in corruption and fear. Beauty and the Inferno is a searing polemic that encompasses Saviano's vision of life and of art, of the good to be found in humanity and the evil inherent in power. His commitment to truth resonates from every page.


 

ISBN 857050109
ISBN13 9780857050106
Publisher MacLehose Press
Format Paperback
Publication date 07/06/2012
Pages 288
Weight (grammes) 651.00
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 198
Width (mm) 132

Preface: The Dangers of Reading.
SOUTH: Letter to My Land
Miriam Makeba - The Anger of the Brotherhood
From Scampia to Cannes
Fighting Evil with Art
Truth, Despite All Else, Exists
When the Earth Shudders, Cement Kills.
MEN: Brittle Bones
Playing It All
Tatanka Skatenato
The Man That Was Donnie Brasco
Siani, a True Journalist
The Lighthouse Keeper
In the Name of the Law and the Daughter
Felicia.
BUSINESS: The Magnificent Merchandise
Constructing, Conquering
The Plague and Gold
Vollmann Syndrome
Apocalypse Vietnam
Today Is Yours Forever.
NORTH: The Ghosts of Nobel
Speech at the Swedish Academy
The Demon and Life
The Infinite Conjecture
Never Again in a World Apart
He Who Writes Dies.
Acknowledgements.
Appendix I: Sources.
Appendix II: Glossary.