Death and the dolce vita


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Titel en schrijver
Death and the Dolce Vita, Stephen Gundle
ISBN nr.
Uitgeverij, drukjaar en drukversie
Uitgeverij Canongate Books, 2012, Eerste druk
Paperback of hardcover
Aantal pagina’s
400 pagina’s
Taal en categorie
Engels, Essay
Korte samenvatting
On april 9th, 1953, a twenty-one-year-old woman was reported missing from her family home in Rome, thirty-six hours later her body was found on a remote beach in Death and the Dolce Vita.

Some ruled the death a suicide. Others however said it was but a tragic accident.

As the police tried to close the case, rumours starting rising to the surface. Is it possible that the death of this young, conservative woman was tied to a drug-fuelled orgy, involving some of the most wealthy, and most powerful men of Italy?

Over de auteur
Stephen Gundle was geboren op 23 november 1956. Hij is een Professor van Film en Televisie studies aan de Warwick University. Enkele voorgaande academische posities van hem zijn aan Cambridge, Nottingham, Oxford en Londen.

Zijn interesses binnen het academische veld liggen vooral in de film en culturele en politieke geschiedenis, met een neiging naar de Italiaanse cinema.

Guardian: ‘Death and the Dolce Vita, a hybrid of history and police detection, brilliantly recreates the details of the Montesi affair . . . as well as being a thriller, [it] provides excellent account of the virtues and misdeeds of Europe’s most foxy political class’

Independent: ‘This is microcosmic history at its most effective: Gundle finds big stories in the small print, teasing out the implications for city and nation of this darkly glamorous demi-monde of starlets and playboys, gossip columnists and – paparazzi’

Times Literary Supplement: ‘Thrilling . . . This is a fascinating story, full of intigue, gossip, fascinating detail and surprising twists. But it is what Gundle with the story that makes this such a good book . . . written with verve, this book is hard to put down – but it is also a classic Italian giallo (murder mystery), in which the authorities seem as dodgy as the accused’

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