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Il 23 dicembre del 1864 il generale William "Tecumseh" Sherman scriveva ad Abraham Lincoln una lettera in cui definiva la citt? di Savannah, in Georgia, il suo "regalo di Natale". Mai Natale era stato pi? sanguinoso. La caduta di Savannah infatti era il frutto estremo della campagna nota con il nome di "marcia al mare" iniziata da Atlanta, messa a ferro e fuoco nel novembre dello stesso anno. La marcia ? il racconto di quelle sessanta miglia di violenza e di quei sessantamila veterani dell'Unione agli ordini di ...
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La marcia

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Overview

Il 23 dicembre del 1864 il generale William "Tecumseh" Sherman scriveva ad Abraham Lincoln una lettera in cui definiva la città di Savannah, in Georgia, il suo "regalo di Natale". Mai Natale era stato più sanguinoso. La caduta di Savannah infatti era il frutto estremo della campagna nota con il nome di "marcia al mare" iniziata da Atlanta, messa a ferro e fuoco nel novembre dello stesso anno. La marcia è il racconto di quelle sessanta miglia di violenza e di quei sessantamila veterani dell'Unione agli ordini di un uomo in cui il confine tra tenacia e spietatezza fu spesso annullato dalla cruda realtà del conflitto civile. In un poderoso e inarrestabile incedere di uomini e mezzi, limpida e stupefacente metafora del cammino dell'umanità stessa in tutta la sua crudeltà e la sua gloria, non è però solo la figura del Generale Sherman a stagliarsi nella sua controversa grandezza, bensì una complessa galleria di caratteri che nascono ora dal dramma, ora, con stridente maestria, dalla commedia: Pearl, figlia di una schiava e di un possidente, Wrede Sartorius, medico militare, i soldati semplici Arly e Will, sono solo alcune delle migliaia di esistenze coinvolte in una delle pagine più oscure e controverse della storia degli Stati Uniti. Schiavisti e schiavi, uomini e donne, ricchi e poveri, corrono così insieme lungo le pagine di uno dei più grandi scrittori nordamericani viventi, in una fuga che li porterà in braccio alla morte o alla redenzione, travolti dalla furia di una guerra civile che nel cercare disperatamente la sua epica, trova solo sangue e distruzione.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788852014697
  • Publisher: MONDADORI
  • Publication date: 10/7/2010
  • Language: Italian
  • Sold by: ARNOLDO MONDADORI - EBKS
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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E. L. Doctorow
E. L. Doctorow
Few writers have succeeded as E. L. Doctorow has at creating stories (largely based in 1930s New York) that evoke both warm, personal memory and a grander national portrait. Doctorow doesn't always promise historical veracity, but he captures our imagination of the past flawlessly.

Biography

E. L. Doctorow, one of America's preeminent authors, has received the National Book Critics Circle Award (twice), the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Edith Wharton Citation For Fiction, and the William Dean Howells medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has also published a volume of selected essays Jack London, Hemingway, and the Constitution, and a play, Drinks Before Dinner, which was produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival. He resides in New Rochelle, New York.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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Doctorow began his career as a reader for Columbia Pictures. He went on to work as an editor for New American Library in the early 1960s, and then served as chief editor at Dial Press from 1964 to 1969.

Critics assailed Doctorow for delivering a commencement address critical of President George W. Bush at Hofstra University in May 2004.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Edgar Lawrence Doctorow (full name; named for Edgar Allan Poe)
      Edgar Laurence Doctorow
    2. Hometown:
      Sag Harbor, New York, and New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 6, 1931
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      A.B., Kenyon College, 1952; postgraduate study, Columbia University, 1952-53
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