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Arundhati Roy

Autor/a de El déu de les coses petites

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Suzanna Arundhati Roy, 1961 - Suzanna Roy was born November 24, 1961. Her parents divorced and she lived with her mother Mary Roy, a social activist, in Aymanam. Her mother ran an informal school named Corpus Christi and it was there Roy developed her intellectual abilities, free from the rules of mostra'n més formal education. At the age of 16, she left home and lived on her own in a squatter's colony in Delhi. She went six years without seeing her mother. She attended Delhi School of Architecture where she met and married fellow student Gerard Da Cunha. Neither had a great interest in architecture so they quit school and went to Goa. They stayed there for seven months and returned broke. Their marriage lasted only four years. Roy had taken a job at the National Institute of Urban Affairs and, while cycling down a road; film director Pradeep Krishen offered her a small role as a tribal bimbo in Massey Saab. She then received a scholarship to study the restoration of monuments in Italy. During her eight months in Italy, she realized she was a writer. Now married to Krishen, they planned a 26-episode television epic called Banyan Tree. They didn't shoot enough footage for more than four episodes so the serial was scrapped. She wrote the screenplay for the film In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones and Electric Moon. Her next piece caused controversy. It was an article that criticized Shekar Kapur's film Bandit Queen, which was about Phoolan Devi. She accused Kapur of misrepresenting Devi and it eventually became a court case. Afterwards, finished with film, she concentrated on her writing, which became the novel "A God of Small Things." It is based on what it was like growing up in Kerala. The novel contains mild eroticism and again, controversy found Roy having a public interest petition filed to remove the last chapter because of the description of a sexual act. It took Roy five years to write "A God of Small Things" and was released April 4, 1997 in Delhi. It received the Booker prize in London in 1997 and has topped the best-seller lists around the world. Roy is the first non-expatriate Indian author and the first Indian woman to win the Booker prize. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Arundhati Roy

El déu de les coses petites (1997) 19,471 exemplars
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (2017) 1,974 exemplars
The Cost of Living (1999) 387 exemplars
Power Politics (2001) 361 exemplars
The Algebra of Infinite Justice (2001) 338 exemplars
Capitalism: A Ghost Story (2014) 322 exemplars
War Talk (2003) 294 exemplars
Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction. (2020) 188 exemplars
Walking with the Comrades (2011) 157 exemplars
The End of Imagination (1999) 152 exemplars
Broken Republic: Three Essays (2011) 95 exemplars
Kashmir: The Case for Freedom (2011) 62 exemplars
The Shape of the Beast (2008) 57 exemplars
The Greater Common Good (1999) 31 exemplars
War Is Peace (2001) 20 exemplars
Come September (2004) 17 exemplars
Caminant amb els camarades (2019) 2 exemplars
Pelo bem comum 2 exemplars
We. 2 exemplars
Mamuli Chijon Ka Devta (2008) 2 exemplars
Sonsuz adaletin muhasebesi (2005) 2 exemplars
Kathghare Mein Loktantra (2012) 1 exemplars
Nav Samraj (2008) 1 exemplars
Cena življenja (2002) 1 exemplars

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Granta 57: India! The Golden Jubilee (1997) — Col·laborador — 202 exemplars
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Impressionant narrativa esquivant tota l'estona el temps lineal i modificant prograssivament l'atenció sobre uns i altres personatges. Al final tot l'aparent desordre quadra mil·limètricament. Tot i que l'estructura del llimbre sembla de fet fora cerebral la lectura és molt emotiva i l'autor sembla fer amb el llenguatge el que vol. Sembla ben traduïda però si no et fa res llegir en anglès segurament val la pena.
qgil | Hi ha 369 ressenyes més | Jul 22, 2009 |


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