The dead do not die : "Exterminate all the brutes" and Terra nullius /

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Main Author: Lindqvist, Sven, 1932-
Other Authors: Tate, Joan, (Translator)
Death, Sarah,
(Translator)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : The New Press, [2014]
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Main Author:Lindqvist, Sven, 1932-
Uniform Title:Works. Selections. English
Summary:

Sven Lindqvist is one of our most original writers on race, colonialism, and genocide, and his signature approach--uniting travelogues with powerful acts of historical excavation--renders his books devastating and unforgettable.

Now, for the first time, Lindqvist's most beloved works are available in one beautiful and affordable volume with a new introduction by Adam Hochschild. The Dead Do Not Die includes the full unabridged text of " Exterminate All the Brutes ", called "a book of stunning range and near genius" by David Levering Lewis. In this work, Lindqvist uses Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness as a point of departure for a haunting tour through the colonial past, retracing the steps of Europeans in Africa from the late eighteenth century onward and thus exposing the roots of genocide via his own journey through the Saharan desert.

The full text of Terra Nullius is also included, for which Lindqvist traveled 7,000 miles through Australia in search of the lands the British had claimed as their own because it was inhabited by "lower races," the native Aborigines--nearly nine-tenths of whom were annihilated by whites. The shocking story of how "no man's land" became the province of the white man was called "the most original work on Australia and its treatment of Aboriginals I have ever read . . . marvelous" by Phillip Knightley, author of Australia .

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General Notes:"Exterminate all the brutes" was originally published in Sweden as Utrota varenda jävel. Stocklholm : Albert Bonniers Förlag, 1992. English translation by Joan Tate.
Terra nullius was originally published in Sweden as Terra Nullius: En Resa Genom Ingens Land. Stockholm : Albert Bonniers Förlag, 2005. Translated into English by Sarah Death.
Physical Description:xi, 382 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9781595589897 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1595589899 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1620970031 (ebk.)
9781620970034 (ebk.)
Author Notes:

Sven Lindqvist has published thirty books, including The Skull Measurer's Mistake and A History of Bombing (both available from The New Press). He holds a PhD in the history of literature from Stockholm University, an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University, and an honorary professorship from the Swedish government. He lives in Stockholm. Adam Hochschild is the author of seven books, including King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa and Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves . Joan Tate (1922#150;2000) was an award-winning translator of more than two hundred books, including works by Ingmar Bergman, Kerstin Ekman, and Astrid Lindgren. Sarah Death is a translator, literary scholar, and editor of the UK-based journal Swedish Book Review . She won the Bernard Shaw Translation Prize for her translation of Ellen Mattson's Snow . She lives in Kent, England.

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