By Raymond Chandler
A mis mejores amigos no los he visto nunca recoge una amplísima selección de los angeles correspondencia y los angeles obra periodística de Raymond Chandler, y constituye como tal un volumen inédito. Aquí se desvelan sus reflexiones literarias, que se caracterizan por un gran sentido del humor, los secretos de su personalidad siempre al borde del abismo, su intuición artística, su curiosidad intelectual y su tormentosa relación con Hollywood.
La primera parte del libro es una antología de sus cartas a amigos, editores, agentes y colegas que se lee como una fascinante biografía. los angeles segunda parte consiste en una decena de artículos escritos para los angeles prensa
-varios nunca antes traducidos-, que retratan su cambiante visión del mundo a lo largo de los años.
The Raymond Chandler Papers brings jointly the correspondence and different formerly uncollected writing of America’s undisputed grasp of crime fiction and author of the enduring deepest eye Phillip Marlowe, revealing all elements of the nice artist’s robust character and huge highbrow interest. that includes a variety of Chandler’s formerly unpublished early writings—including a gripping piece approximately his strive against reports in international battle I—and an deserted profile of the notorious mobster “Lucky” Luciano, The Raymond Chandler Papers is a must have for all precise fanatics and an immense contribution towards knowing the lifestyles and paintings of the enigmatic guy Evelyn Waugh known as “the maximum residing American novelist.”
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To be an ethical witness may be the top calling of journalism, and during this unforgettable, hugely readable account of latest slavery, writer Benjamin Skinner travels worldwide to for my part inform tales that must be informed -- and heard.
As Samantha strength and Philip Gourevitch did for genocide, Skinner has now performed for modern day slavery. With years of reporting in such locations as Haiti, Sudan, India, japanese Europe, The Netherlands, and, certain, even suburban the USA, he has produced a vibrant testomony and relocating reportage on one of many nice evils of our time.
There are extra slaves on this planet this present day than at any time in background. After spending 4 years traveling a dozen international locations the place slavery prospers, Skinner tells the tale, in gripping narrative sort, of people who dwell in slavery, those that have escaped from bondage, those that personal or site visitors in slaves, and the combined political causes of these who search to wrestle the crime.
Skinner infiltrates trafficking networks and slave revenues on 5 continents, exposing a latest flesh exchange by no means earlier than portrayed in such proximity. From mega-harems in Dubai to illicit brothels in Bucharest, from slave quarries in India to baby markets in Haiti, he explores the bottom of a global we scarcely realize as our personal and lays naked a parallel universe the place people are acquired, bought, used, and discarded. He travels from the White condo to struggle zones and immerses us within the political and flesh-and-blood battles at the entrance traces of the unheralded new abolitionist flow.
At the guts of the tale are the slaves themselves. Their tales are heartbreaking yet, in the course of tragedy, readers find a quiet dignity that leads a few slaves to withstand and aspire to freedom. regardless of being deserted via the foreign neighborhood, regardless of discomfort a criminal offense so big as to strip their wisdom in their personal humanity, someway, a few enslaved males regain their dignity, a few enslaved girls learn how to belief males, and a few enslaved young ones have the capacity to be children. Skinner bears witness for them, and for the hundreds of thousands who're held within the shadows.
In so doing, he has written probably the most morally brave books of our time, person who will lengthy linger within the sense of right and wrong of all who come upon it, and person who -- simply probably -- could circulate the area to confident action.
Praise and Reviews
"Ben Skinner has taken us deep into an underworld few folks have dared to entry, by no means brain to confront. What he unearths is heartbreaking--men, ladies and youngsters stripped in their identities, their freedom, and their dignity. suggested relentlessly and informed grippingly, against the law So mammoth is the infrequent e-book that doesn't easily divulge those harms; it additionally explains how and why respectable humans inside and out the U. S. executive have prevented their gaze, and it showcases those that have committed their lives to curbing a surprisingly familiar crime opposed to humanity. Skinner has written an anguishing publication, but in addition an inspiring name to motion. "
-- Samantha Power
"In his ebook, Benjamin Skinner's strong indictment of up to date slavery needs to arouse outrage for perpetrators and compassion for his or her sufferers. "
-- Elie Wiesel
"Rigorously investigated and fearlessly said, against the law So big is a passionate and thorough exam of the appalling truth of human bondage in today’s global. In his devastating narrative, Ben Skinner boldly casts gentle at the unthinkable, but thriving, modern day perform of slavery, exposing an international exchange in human lives. The abuses special in those pages are repugnant, yet there's desire to be discovered: by means of giving voice to the sufferers, Skinner is helping repair their dignity and makes an important strides towards remaining this shameful bankruptcy in historical past. "
-- invoice Clinton
"In his fierce, daring choice to work out the lives of modern day slaves up shut, Benjamin Skinner jogs my memory of the British abolitionist of 2 hundred years in the past, Zachary Macaulay, who as soon as traveled on a slave send around the Atlantic, taking notes. Skinner is going all over, from border crossings to brothels to bargaining classes with purchasers in people, to deliver us this bright, searing account of the broad community of human trafficking and servitude which spans today's globe. "
-- Adam Hochschild
"Ben Skinner has written an excellent, surprising and strong booklet that is going some distance past the traditional human rights exposé. He doesn't easily offer a cutting-edge chronicle of a humanitarian abuse that cries out for consciousness, specifically the common lifestyles of slavery on the sunrise of the twenty first century. He additionally tells the eventful story of a really intrepid investigator looking for the reality. His ebook reads like an exceptional novel, even though it's no longer a singular; it's a grim slice of the genuine global graphically, vividly, and disturbingly defined. "
-- Richard Bernstein
"A committed and courageous reporter, Skinner has long past to a couple of the poorest and such a lot determined locations on the planet to inform the tales of a few of the boys, ladies and kids, pressured by way of poverty and lawlessness, to paintings for no pay below the specter of violence. He's an outstanding tale teller, and he brings the full underworld of traffickers and their sufferers to lifestyles. whilst he exhibits how complicated the phenomenon quite is, and why the suggestions of would-be abolitionists during this state have confirmed inaccurate or just futile. "
-- Frances FitzGerald
"A Crime So titanic is a remarkably courageous and unflinching piece of reportage and storytelling. Ben Skinner bears witness, sharing tales so unsettling, so overlooked, so chilling they're going to go away you shaking with anger. this could be required studying for coverage makers worldwide – and, for that topic, an individual fascinated about the human situation. "
-- Alex Kotlowitz
"A Crime So massive is a kind of infrequent books that makes you shudder within the face of its accusations: because of Skinner's brave and shiny record from the center of darkness, the remainder of us can now not say we had no concept that thousands of already desperately bad males, girls, and youngsters are being subjected to the extra indignity of being bought opposed to their will for exertions and intercourse. "
-- Hernando de Soto
"Ben Skinner's brains and braveness take us into the abdominal of the beast and divulge the grotesque fact of contemporary slavery. rather than sensation, against the law So significant supplies us desperately wanted perception and research. this is often an immense booklet, the 1st deep investigate America's careworn dating with human trafficking and slavery this day. Skinner's balanced dissection of our government's haphazard regulations might be arguable, however it is additionally the root for a brand new anti-slavery time table, one who ends the political video games being performed with the lives of slaves. "
-- Kevin Bales
"A Crime So mammoth, through the younger American author Benjamin Skinner, tracing the realities of human trafficking from Haiti to India, does what each nice publication approximately position may still do: opens the eyes, shakes the judgment of right and wrong and lighting fixtures up these corners of the area that few people could dare to examine first-hand. a very worldwide paintings, it exhibits us the realities that underlie a lot of our informal pleasures, and reminds us of these truths that have an effect on way more humans than (those who) shuttle on vacation worldwide. After examining it, you can't examine that red-light highway in Romania, or that smiling face in Cambodia, within the comparable approach. "
-- Pico Iyer
"This ebook exposes the horrors of modern day slavery and human trafficking, challenging recognition to a topic that has for too lengthy hidden within the shadows. Skinner's narrative takes us many alternative locations worldwide, yet can result in just one end: The U. S. needs to do extra to finish this ache. "
-- U. S. Senator Russ Feingold
"Ben Skinner does an exceptional public carrier through exposing the big scope of human trafficking on the earth this day. I have fun with his bankruptcy at the heroic position Ambassador John Miller performed in getting the U. S. govt to face by contrast evil. "
-- U. S. Senator John McCain
"Emancipation wasn't a one-time occasion; it's a promise written within the blood of all who've ever been held in bondage. Ben Skinner's harrowing trip in the course of the glossy slave exchange forces us to confront our accountability to by no means cease scuffling with for freedom. "
-- Chairman John Conyers, Jr. ,
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"“There are extra slaves this present day than at any element in human history,” Skinner writes during this devastating ebook. through slaves he ability humans coerced by way of violence to paintings for no pay. a few prostitutes fall into this type, yet a majority of slaves, he says, are family servants or compelled employees. Skinner stories from facilities of the fashionable slave alternate, together with Haiti, Sudan, Romania, Turkey, India, the Netherlands — and Miami. "
-- the hot York Times
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b]From a tremendous new Greek author, by no means ahead of translated--a wide-ranging, muck-raking, superbly written novel concerning the unsolved homicide of an American journalist in Greece within the forties[/b]
In 1948, the physique of an American journalist is located floating within the bay off Thessaloniki. A Greek journalist is attempted and convicted for the homicide . . . but if he's published twelve years later, he claims his confession was once the results of torture.
Flash ahead to fashionable day Greece, the place a tender, disaffected highschool scholar is given an task for a faculty undertaking: locate the truth.
Based at the genuine tale of famed CBS reporter George Polk--journalism's prestigious Polk Awards have been named after him--who used to be investigating embezzlement of U. S. reduction by way of the right-wing Greek govt, Nikolaidou's novel is a sweeping saga that brings jointly the turbulent Greece of the post-war interval with the present period, the place the rustic reveals itself dealing with turbulent political instances as soon as again.
Told by means of key avid gamers within the story--the speeding journalist's Greek widow; the mum and sisters of the convicted guy; the brutal Thessaloniki leader of Police; a U. S. international workplace investigator--it is the trendy day pupil who's such a lot affecting of all of them, as he questions fact, justice and sacrifice . . . and the way the prior is often with us.
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