Nel 1998 il Pakistan ha fatto scoppiare la bomba atomica creando una forte ostilità in India che si è tradotta nel conflitto armato tra i due paesi. Arundhati Roy, scrittrice attenta ai problemi della società e della politica indiana, ha scritto un saggio che è un atto di accusa verso una classe dirigente inetta e corrotta e una riflessione ironica e disincantata sulla follia della politica in genere. Un secondo saggio è dedicato a un fenomeno riguardante tutto il Terzo Mondo: la massiccia costruzione di bacini artificiali, che ha prodotto disastri ambientali e ha provocato l'esodo di decine di milioni di indiani.
- ISBN: 8882462048
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 144
- Data di uscita: 29-10-1999
This is a large compilation of Roy’s nonfiction from 1999 (India's jobless growth and Hindu nationalism) to 2004 (War on Terror era)... Highlights : --“ Public Power in the Age of Empire ”: I’ll review this essay as I’ve reviewed the others in previous book releases. Briefly considered are the various le Leggi tutto
A short book with a straightforward focus. Interesting to think of it as a dated piece, written in '99. Yet it is so relevant. I think of the parallels between the end of imagination from nuclear destruction and climate destruction.... "All I can say to every man, woman and sentient child here in In Leggi tutto
This compendium brings together five of Roy’s books. She's an electrifying polemicist. In these essays and speeches, she marshals her facts like an academic but writes like the novelist she is – fluent, clear and lively. Several of these essays are already classics. “The Loneliness of Noam Chomsky,” Leggi tutto
The End of Imagination brings together five of Arundhati Roy’s essay collections into one volume. The introduction is a slow but helpful, dense summary of the political events she refers to within the book. In the essays, which move faster, she attacks the system of building dams in India and the re Leggi tutto
Each essay in this collection from Arundhati Roy from 1998-2004 carries more resonance with the United States presidential election of Donald Trump. The clarity of Roy's arguments against empire and fascism are incisive. Her arguments also inspire and challenge collective concepts of resistance. The Leggi tutto
This is a collection of Roy's previously published essays, addressing politics in India, the state of the world after 9/11, and critiques of US international actions. It is eye-opening and extremely important to read the perspective of non-Americans, to understand how the rest of the world views the Leggi tutto
"The only dream worth having, I told her, is to dream that you will live while you’re alive and die only when you’re dead. To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the sadd Leggi tutto
I've been meaning to read more non-US-based political thought, and boy, was this a great book to start with. (Thanks to my friend Char and her fantastic, Haymarket-stocked bookshelf for lending it!) I loved Roy's novel The God of Small Things , and her writing is just as lovely in essay form. She make Leggi tutto
"Another world is not only possible, she's on her way. Maybe many of us won't be there to greet her, but on a quiet day, if I listen very carefully, I can hear her breathing."
The most enlightening non fictional book, I ever read. It is collection of political essays she wrote after her first novel. This only line says it all My world has died. I write to mourn its passing What the Book is about? A.Roy exposes crimes of international corporations in the 3rd world, In d
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