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- DescriptionEssays on art, politics and life from the best-selling author of Gomorrah <p/>Gomorrah, Roberto Savia's 2006 expose of Naples's Camorra mafia, was an international bestseller and became an award-winning film. But the death threats that followed forced the author into hiding. Savia was ostracized by his countrymen and went on the run, changing his location every few months and compelled to keep perpetual company with his bodyguards. To this day, he lives in an undisclosed location. <p/>The loneliness of the fugitive life informs the essays in Beauty and the Infer. Among other subjects, he writes about the legendary South African jazz singer Miriam Makeba, his meeting with the real-life Donnie Brasco, sharing the Nobel Academy platform with Salman Rushdie, and the murdered Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Present throughout the book is a sense of Savia's peculiar isolation, which infuses his words with anger, exceptional insight and tragedy.
- Author BiographyRoberto Saviano was born in Naples in 1979. As a journalist, he writes for La Repubblica and L'Espresso, as well as for many newspapers around the world. After the publication of Gomorrah (now translated into forty languages) and its subsequent film adaptation, he received several death threats, obliging the Italian government to provide him with twenty-four-hour protection. He has been living in hiding since 2006. In 2011 he was awarded the PEN/Pinter Prize. <p/>Oonagh Stransky is the translator of works by Carlo Lucarelli and Giuseppe Pontiggia.
- Author(s)Roberto Saviano
- PublisherVerso Books
- FormatPaperback / softback
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintVerso Books
- Weight318 g
- Width130 mm
- Height196 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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