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The author of the book: Adam Hochschild
Date of issue: 2001
ISBN: 8817867551
ISBN 13: 9788817867559
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.91 MB
Edition: Rizzoli

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Nella storia narrata da Adam Hochschild non compaiono solo malvagi di grandezza shakespeariana come Leopoldo, degno di figurare accanto ad Hitler e Stalin nella galleria dei mostri del Novecento, o i modelli che servirono a Conrad per la figura di Kurtz, come il capitano Léon Rom, che ornò il giardino di casa con le teste di ventun "ribelli". Ci sono anche gli idealisti che, denunciando lo scandalo del Congo, fecero nascere il primo movimento mondiale a favore dei diritti umani. Tutti personaggi che sembrerebbero usciti dalla penna di un romanziere visionario. Ma gli "Spettri del Congo" non è un romanzo. E' un libro di storia, che riesce a scavare nelle coscienze e a imprimersi nella memoria collettiva.

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Ebook Gli spettri del Congo read Online! Hochschild was born in New York City. As a college student, he spent a summer working on an anti-government newspaper in South Africa and subsequently worked briefly as a civil rights worker in Mississippi in 1964. Both were politically pivotal experiences about which he would later write in his book Finding the Trapdoor. He later was part of the movement against the Vietnam War, and, after several years as a daily newspaper reporter, worked as a writer and editor for the leftwing Ramparts magazine. In the mid-1970s, he was one of the co-founders of Mother Jones.

Hochschild's first book was a memoir, Half the Way Home: a Memoir of Father and Son (1986), in which he described the difficult relationship he had with his father. His later books include The Mirror at Midnight: a South African Journey (1990; new edition, 2007), The Unquiet Ghost: Russians Remember Stalin (1994; new edition, 2003), Finding the Trapdoor: Essays, Portraits, Travels (1997), which collects his personal essays and reportage, and King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa (1998; new edition, 2006), a history of the conquest and colonization of the Congo by Belgium's King Léopold II. His Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves, published in 2005, is about the antislavery movement in the British Empire.

Hochschild has also written for The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and The Nation. He was also a commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. Hochschild's books have been translated into twelve languages.

A frequent lecturer at Harvard's annual Nieman Narrative Journalism Conference and similar venues, Hochschild lives in San Francisco and teaches writing at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He is married to sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild.

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