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Beauty and the Inferno

Essays

by Roberto Saviano Author · Oonagh Stranksy Translator

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Essays on art, politics and life from the best-selling author of Gomorrah
Gomorrah, Roberto Saviano's 2006 exposé 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. Saviano 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.
The loneliness of the fugitive life informs the essays in Beauty and the Inferno. 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 Saviano's peculiar isolation, which infuses his words with anger, exceptional insight and tragedy.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Verso Books
Imprint:
Verso
Publication Date:
2012

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Roberto Saviano (Author)

Roberto 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 fi...

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