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Rio de Janeiro: Extreme City

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A book as rich and sprawling as the seductive metropolis it evokes, Rio de Janeiro builds a kaleidoscopic portrait of this city of extremes, and its history of conflict and corruption. Award-winning novelist, ex-government minister and sociologist Luiz Eduardo Soares tells the story of Rio through the everyday lives of its people: gangsters and police, activists, politicians and struggling migrant workers, each with their own version of the city. Taking us on a journey into Rio's intricate world of favelas, beaches and corridors of power, Soares reveals one of the most extraordinary cities in the world in all its seething, agonistic beauty.
'Luiz Eduardo Soares is the most insightful observer of Rio I have ever read. He had the unique combination of expert analysis, a compassionate gaze, and a gripping writing style. This is a book that will take its place among the great city chronicles of our time.' Suketu Mehta

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781846148026
ISBN-10: 1846148022
Pagini: 304
Dimensiuni: 133 x 204 x 19 mm
Greutate: 0.23 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Luiz Eduardo Soares is an academic, a politician, an activist and a writer. Professor of the Department of Social Sciences at Rio de Janeiro State University, he teaches political science and sociology, with a particular emphasis on the social invisibility of poor black youth in Brazil. He served as national secretary for public security, and is author of the bestselling and widely translated crime novels Elite Squad and Elite Squad 2, both of which have been adapted for the big screen. The film Elite Squad won the Golden Bear at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival.


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Luiz Eduardo Soares is the most insightful observer of Rio I have ever read. He had the unique combination of expert analysis, a compassionate gaze, and a gripping writing style. This is a book that will take its place among the great city chronicles of our time.
The picture built by Soares through first-hand tales of political corruption and Rio's drug gangs is almost guilt-inducingly compelling ... Soares's portrait of Brazil's byzantine corruption is as thrilling and depressing as The Wire
A vibrant, incisive book on Rio, which challenges the tourist-brochure clichés ... A polyphonic portrayal of the Brazilian metropolis as seen through the eyes of its inhabitants
With months to go before it hosts the Olympics, the country is in chaos; the Rio 2016 infrastructure and political system is a mess. Luiz Edoardo Soares is well placed to explain and illustrate ... he casts a melancholic gaze at Brazil's most famous city ... Remarkable
A fascinating account... What makes this book different is that Soares has been a player himself, so we get an insider's account... Recommended, even if you are not going
A fascinating account... What makes this book different is that Soares has been a player himself, so we get an insider's account... Recommended, even if you are not going