Il mio cuore sedizioso raccoglie vent’anni dell’opera di Arundhati Roy, un lungo periodo in cui la scrittrice ha scelto l’inchiesta, il saggio politico, la testimonianza personale, il resoconto narrativo, come mezzi per condurre le sue battaglie per la giustizia, i diritti e la libertà in un contesto che diventava sempre più ostile. Nell’insieme, il volume traccia una parabola che comincia dalla vittoria del Booker Prize con Il dio delle piccole cose per finire con l’ultimo romanzo, Il ministero della suprema felicità: un percorso di vita e di scrittura nel segno della compassione, della solidarietà e del coraggio.
Incisiva e diretta, la voce dell’autrice si è sempre levata in difesa della collettività, dei popoli e delle loro terre, a dispetto della logica distruttiva delle potenti corporazioni finanziarie, sociali, religiose, militari e politiche.
In costante dialogo con i temi e le ambientazioni dei suoi romanzi, dei quali hanno il fascino e la ricchezza espressiva, questi scritti documentano il viaggio di Arundhati Roy in India e nel mondo, a partire da La fine delle illusioni, che apre la raccolta, per arrivare a Il mio cuore sedizioso, che la conclude.
- ISBN: 8823523168
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 976
The breadth of subjects covered in these pieces is breathtaking; written across the ‘00s and ‘10s, the essays and articles collected here trek about India’s social and political life, considering everything from the rise of Hindu nationalism to the insidious workings of NGOs. Roy’s a sharp thinker, Leggi tutto
Compilation of Roy’s best nonfiction over 20 years… I’m all caught up! --Well, what can I say. With the best books, I always feel humbled experiencing the mental tapestry crafted over many years by the author, a synthesis of lineages of thoughts culminating in a work of many lifetimes. It is a wondro Leggi tutto
The most amazing fact about the book is that the essays in this book which are said to have been written from 2000s almost project the image of present India. Arundhati Roy is a writer who has been gifted with a rare level of clairvoyance that she has been able to perfectly see it through time. A bo Leggi tutto
The timing of the release is sobering. Forgotten crises, forgotten people and forgotten policies. A grim reminder.
1. Perhaps I shouldn’t say this, but if a book can have an enemy, then the enemy of this novel is the idea of “One nation, one religion, one language”, and the theory of “Big Things”. Every woman (and I mean ‘every’ not ‘almost every’) I have met in my life experiences some form of abuse, just that th Leggi tutto
I became uncomfortable with her talk of the evils of Hinduism but considering she grew up as a religious minority and that 79.8% of the population in India is Hindu is it any worse than religious minorities or nonbelievers lambasting Christianity in the US?
I haven't read all the essays yet. I plan to finish reading them over a longer course of time. I love how Arundhati Roy writes, but these five stars are not only about the writing. I admire her ability to see deeply through the politics that transpires in India, tie it back to a time when it had jus Leggi tutto
"Civil unrest has begun to erupt in the global village. In countries like Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, and India, the resistance movements against corporate globalization are growing. To contain them, governments are tightening their control. Protesters are being labelled ‘terrorists’ and the Leggi tutto
Should a book on politics of a country, by a writer who is renowned for her craft, be a balanced, non-judgemental, factual piece instead of it being an opinion piece imbued with all the emotions the author feels? *Shrugs* For better or for worse, this IS a collection of her speeches and essays over a Leggi tutto
A must read for every Indian, who is still an Indian and has not fallen in trap of being a political party loyalist or a leader-worshipper... A must read for every human being who is still human in these times of bigotry... 'My Seditious Heart' is a reminder to introspect every time you find yoursel Leggi tutto
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