Dieci omicidi insoluti in Liguria, in un arco di tempo di quasi vent’anni. Dieci casi giudiziari che hanno attraversato un pezzo di storia importante della nostra regione, dal luglio del 1978 allo stesso mese del 1996. Eventi tragici che hanno scosso l’opinione pubblica e segnato la vita delle persone che, a vario titolo, ne sono state coinvolte. Ma soprattutto dieci storie umane che raccontano altrettante vite spezzate, spesso nel fiore degli anni, come per esempio il caso di Nada Cella, l’ultimo racconto, uccisa ad appena 24 anni.Tutti questi omicidi hanno un denominatore comune: l’assassino (o gli assassini) non sono mai stati trovati e sono ancora in libertà. Nessuno sta pagando per la morte di Nada Cella, Maria Berruti, Giuseppina Ierardi, Donatella Manunta, Gabriella Bisi, Luigia Borrelli o per i morti rimasti senza nome trovati a Sant’Ambrogio di Zoagli, in una grotta sotto la scogliera di Nervi, sul greto dei rio Torbella a Rivarolo o nel bosco del Boia a Pietralavezzara. Ma un delitto è davvero insoluto quando nessuno ne parla più. Finché la memoria sussiste, il caso non si può definire davvero chiuso.
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Author: Leonardo Sciascia
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Author: Dacia Maraini
Publisher: Peter Owen Limited
Creating shockwaves when first published in Italy eight years ago, this is a historical novel based on a true account of a grisly murder in turn-of-the-century Verona. In her relentless narrative based on interviews and contemporary accounts, Maraini has brought a long-submerged story of injustice and oppression to light. The fact that Isolina became pregnant by her lieutenant lover and refused to have an abortion was published in newspapers after the murder. Also known, but not reported, was the suspicion that she was probably murdered by soldiers who, protecting their comrade's reputation, tried to abort the pregnancy. The crime could easily have been solved, but evidence was destroyed by the state in efforts to defend the image of the military. Dacia Maraini is one of the best known writers in Italy. Her previous prize-winning novel, The Silent Duchess, sold 200,000 copies in Italy and was on the bestseller list for seventy weeks.
Italian Crime Fiction
Author: Giulana Pieri
Publisher: University of Wales Press
The present volume is the first study in the English language to focus specifically on Italian crime fiction, weaving together a historical perspective and a thematic approach, with a particular focus on the representation of space, especially city space, gender, and the tradition of impegno, the social and political engagement which characterised the Italian cultural and literary scene in the postwar period. The 8 chapters in this volume explore the distinctive features of the Italian tradition from the 1930s to the present, by focusing on a wide range of detective and crime novels by selected Italian writers, some of whom have an established international reputation, such as C. E. Gadda, L. Sciascia and U. Eco, whilst others may be relatively unknown, such as the new generation of crime writers of the Bologna school and Italian women crime writers. Each chapter examines a specific period, movement or group of writers, as well as engaging with broader debates over the contribution crime fiction makes more generally to contemporary Italian and European culture. The editor and contributors of this volume argue strongly in favour of reinstating crime fiction within the canon of Italian modern literature by presenting this once marginalised literary genre as a body of works which, when viewed without the artificial distinction between high and popular literature, shows a remarkable insight into Italy’s postwar history, tracking its societal and political troubles and changes as well as often also engaging with metaphorical and philosophical notions of right or wrong, evil, redemption, and the search of the self.
The C. S. I. Effect
Author: Katherine M. Ramsland
Inspired by episodes of the television franchise "C.S.I.," looks at the cutting-edge techniques in crime scene analysis and investigation behind the show, and revisits famous cases in light of these new investigative tools.
Author: Ben Pastor
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
In Nazi-occupied Poland, an American priest and a Germany army captain investigate the murder of a nun, who had the gift of prophecy.
Author: John Donne
Author: Bruce Sterling
With their hard-edged, street-wise prose, they created frighteningly probable futures of high-tech societies and low-life hustlers. Fans and critics call their world cyberpunk. Here is the definitive "cyberpunk" short fiction collection.
Author: Primo Levi, Leonardo De Benedetti
Publisher: Verso Books
Among the first written accounts of the concentration camps—a major literary and historical discovery. While in a Russian-administered holding camp in Katowice, Poland, in 1945, Primo Levi was asked to provide a report on living conditions in Auschwitz. Published the following year, it was subsequently forgotten and remained unknown to a wider public. Dating from the weeks and months immediately after the war, Auschwitz Report details the authors’ harrowing deportation to Auschwitz, and how those who disembarked from the train were selected for work or extermination. As well as being a searing narrative of everyday life in the camp, and the organization and working of the gas chambers, it constitutes Levi’s first lucid attempts to come to terms with the raw horror of events that would drive him to create some of the greatest works of twentieth-century literature and testimony. Auschwitz Report is a major literary and historical discovery. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Canadian War on Queers
Author: Gary Kinsman, Patrizia Gentile
Publisher: UBC Press
From the 1950s to the late 1990s, agents of the state spied on, interrogated, and harassed gays and lesbians in Canada, employing social ideologies and other practices to construct their targets as threats to society. Based on official security documents and interviews with gays, lesbians, civil servants, and high-ranking officials, this path-breaking book discloses acts of state repression and forms of resistance that raise questions about just whose national security was being protected. Passionate and personalized, this account of how the state used the ideology of national security to wage war on its own people offers ways of understanding, and resisting, contemporary conflicts such as the "war on terror."
Author: John B. Thompson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Political scandals have become a pervasive feature of many societies today. From Profumo to the cash-for-questions scandal, from Watergate to the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, scandals have come to play a central role in politics and in the shaping of public debate. What are the characteristics of political scandals and why have they come to assume such prominence today? What are the social and political consequences of the preoccupation with political scandal in the public domain? In this major new book Thompson develops a systematic and wide-ranging analysis of the phenomenon of political scandal. He shows that the rise of political scandal is linked to the changes brought about by the development of communication media, which have transformed the nature of visibility and altered the relations between public and private life. He analyses the characteristics of scandals as mediated events and he explains why mediated scandals in the political field have become increasingly prevalent in recent years. Distinguishing between three basic types of political scandal, Thompson reconstructs the development of sex scandals, financial scandals and what he calls 'power scandals' in Britain and the United States, showing how scandals unfold and how they form part of distinctive political cultures of scandal. In the final chapter, Thompson develops an original theoretical account of political scandal and its consequences which highlights the connections between scandal, reputation and trust. This book is a path-breaking analysis of a troubling phenomenon which has become a central feature of public life in our societies today. It will be of great interest to students of sociology, politics, and media and cultural studies. It will also appeal to a wider readership interested in social and political issues.
Against the Mainstream
Author: Michael Morgan
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
For over forty years, George Gerbner has been one of the world's most influential and prolific media scholars. His critical theories and long-running research projects have changed the way we think about media institutions, messages, and impacts. His work has helped shape the academic discipline of communication and has stimulated social movements to alter the cultural environment. This book brings together for the first time a broad-based collection of his writings on the role of media in terms of violence, eduction, women and minorities, drugs and alcohol, science, religion, and much more.
This expanded and updated third edition continues to emphasize interviewing skills that are critical for solving criminal investigations, obtaining information, and developing intelligence. Designed as a quick reference guide with an enhanced outline format, the book contains an extended Table of Contents for easy reference, reading, and comprehension. The reader is quickly immersed into the dynamic “theater of the interview,” exploring methods and techniques that enhance the interview process and increase the probability of a successful outcome. Material from this book is drawn from numerous sources, including formal interviewing models and decades of social and psychological research, as well as the authors' over fifty years of combined law enforcement experience. Chapter topics include planning for the interview, the interview setting, props, assessing the interviewee, establishing dominance, rapport, Miranda warnings, detecting deception, nonverbal behavior, verbal clues to deception, the interviewing tool box, the anger cycle, breaking the impasse and other problems, and the end game. This book contains the latest verbal and nonverbal techniques when interviewees are lying or concealing information, and builds on interviewers' communication skills thus expanding their repertoire of interviewing techniques. While law enforcement, military, and intelligence personnel are the primary beneficiaries of this book, attorneys, human resource professionals, and anyone who makes inquiries of others on a daily basis will also find this book a useful resource.