After Life: An Ethnographic Novel
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BeschreibungEthnographic novel based on research in Northeast Brazil, centered around interviews with a 17-year old transgendered youth who subsisted on the street for eight years through begging and prostitution.
PortraitTobias Hecht is a writer living in Claremont, California. His first book, "At Home in the Street: Street Children of Northeast Brazil," won the 2002 Margaret Mead Award. Hecht is the editor of "Minor Omissions: Children in Latin American History and Society" and the translator of "The Museum of Useless Efforts," by Cristina Peri Rossi. He received his Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University.
Pressestimmen"After Life is not only deeply moving, but written with profound integrity. It is saturated with compassion and in this lies its intense moral power."--Anne Michaels, author of Fugitive Pieces "A disturbingly powerful journey into the violence of everyday life and the inner world of literature. The enigmatic and courageous characters of After Life jump off the page and change the ways we think about human agency today."--Joao Biehl, author of Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: DUKE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2006
Seitenanzahl: 184 Seiten