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Terra ribelle. Viaggio fra i dimenticati della storia turca #2020

Terra ribelle Viaggio fra i dimenticati della storia turca Tra reportage e narrativa di viaggio un inchiesta sul genocidio armeno e sulle tragedie dimenticate della storia turca Un racconto che si snoda come una spy story e rivela per la prima volta il volto

  • Title: Terra ribelle. Viaggio fra i dimenticati della storia turca
  • Author: Christopher De Bellaigue
  • ISBN: 9788860406880
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Paperback
  • Terra ribelle. Viaggio fra i dimenticati della storia turca By Christopher De Bellaigue, Tra reportage e narrativa di viaggio, un inchiesta sul genocidio armeno e sulle tragedie dimenticate della storia turca Un racconto che si snoda come una spy story e rivela per la prima volta il volto nascosto della Turchia moderna Christopher de Bellaigue a met degli anni Novanta uno dei pi giovani e brillanti inviati della stampa europea in Turchia vive tra AnkaraTra reportage e narrativa di viaggio, un inchiesta sul genocidio armeno e sulle tragedie dimenticate della storia turca Un racconto che si snoda come una spy story e rivela per la prima volta il volto nascosto della Turchia moderna Christopher de Bellaigue a met degli anni Novanta uno dei pi giovani e brillanti inviati della stampa europea in Turchia vive tra Ankara e Istanbul, godendo dell ambiente moderno e laico di queste citt e scrivendo eleganti reportage Una serie di circostanze lo spinge un giorno a domandarsi se questa immagine della Turchia corrisponda veramente alla realt profonda del paese un articolo scritto per una rivista newyorkese nel quale accenna al problema del genocidio armeno suscita infatti una reazione di tale violenza da parte dei lettori da fargli intuire che al di sotto di questa levigata superficie si nascondono dei profondi problemi storici e politici irrisolti Decide cos di approfondire la questione, e per un anno si stabilisce a Varto, una piccola cittadina dell Anatolia orientale, al confine tra Kurdistan, Armenia e Turchia Qui conduce una personale indagine sulla realt storica, politica e sociale della Turchia di oggi e sulle grandi tragedie nascoste del passato Parla con i residenti, incontra agenti segreti, si inserisce nei diversi ambienti sociali, descrive il rapporto fra le istituzioni e le minoranze etniche, ricostruisce la storia della regione Nasce cos un libro che incrocia il reportage e la narrativa di viaggio, costruito con il ritmo di una spy story De Bellaigue riporta alla luce la storia dello spaventoso sterminio della popolazione armena, le vessazioni vissute dei curdi e dalle altre minoranze della regione, e rivela quella sorta di cuore di tenebra che ancora pesa come una cappa sul presente di un paese proiettato verso l ingresso in Europa.

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    1. The mass murder of Armenians at the end of the Ottoman empire is fairly well known, and I m surprised that an Oxbridge graduate such as de Bellaigue was unaware of it By his own admission, he only realised it after a work of his, influenced by the Turkish academe, was savaged by an American professor To salvage his dignity and also filled with curiosity, he decided to spend time in Eastern Turkey where some of the most brutal acts of ethnic cleansing had occurred The book under review, Rebel Lan [...]

    2. Rebel Land actually reminded me a decent bit of Power Faith and Fantasy, which you probably wont hear from many other sources As much as de Bellaigue says that this is a book about the History of a Turkish Town it really isn t I couldn t help but be nagged by the fact that he cared an awful lot about the PKK then he did about much of anything else.And while I did enjoy reading the book, even when especially when it challenged my own preconceived notions and biases I d love to take de Bellaigue [...]

    3. I recently listened to Christopher de Bellaigue speak at the Edinburgh Book Festival He writes much as he speaks with clarity and conviction and not a small degree of poetry.Those who seek a kill by kill account of the Armenian genocide need to look elsewhere but those who want to know how and why the abysmal massacres of Anatolia s minority communities were carried out, who carried them out and who tried to write them from history can find the answers in this book.While the geography of its lan [...]

    4. I d give this author kudos for his subject matter and for the amount of research that he did He traces the history of eastern Turkey, from the 19th century, when it had a large Armenian population, to the present, where it is contested by Turks and Kurds Since this region has not received much attention, the author spends considerable time there doing primary research.Although I think this is an interesting topic, and am indebted to the author for pursuing it, I wasn t satisfied with the result [...]

    5. The author is a sometime resident of Istanbul and a fluent speaker of Turkish He was taken to task for a review he had written for the New York Review of Books of several books, in both English and Turkish, on late 19th and early 20th century Turkish history and politics His review apparently reflected the general dismissal in Turkey of gravity of what happened to the Armenians.So de Bellaigue spent several months in a district named Varto in the eastern province of Bingol which once had a subst [...]

    6. This deals with a fascinating topic the topic of Armenian genocide But the author, who must be very knowledgeable, writes his book with too fine a pen I need broader strokes from this book And I m the person who likes to know all there is to know about a topic like the book Salt which I d recommend But this was too much He gets mired in local politics, too many people, and I m trying to keep all their names and backgrounds in back of my mind I stopped reading at 73 pages I couldn t even go on to [...]

    7. The first 3 4ths of Rebel Land are excellent At times heartbreaking, with some occasional humor, it describes the history of Eastern Turkey by focusing on Varto, a small village town that was at the epicenter of the slaughter of the Armenians by the Ottomans and their accomplices However, in the final quarter, as the story reaches the present day, the telling fractures and loses its previously strong narrative.Worth reading for a good overview of the violent, turbulent history of Eastern Turkey, [...]

    8. One of the most accessible and honest attempts so far to chronicle the timeline of events in the Turkish Republic that have led up to the current crisis in the south east and the impact of the Kurdish Question on modern Turkey His argument is convincing CdB also writes brilliantly about the Kurds for many international publications inc The Guardian.

    9. Fascinating history of Turkey through the filter of one place, Varto It s a good introduction to a very complex interplay of cultures, longstanding religious and territorial conflicts, and the reader ends up at a loss about how these issues will ever be resolved, which I think was also the point of view of the very articulate and intelligent author.

    10. I thought I might get some information about the Armenian genocide when I picked up this book, unfortunately that episode in history is buried literally and figuratively, perhaps soon to be forgotten Otherwise a still fascinating read about an area that was home to an ancient culture and is now a contentious and fractured place.

    11. Deep investigation of the complex history of southeastern Turkey through the lens of one town and how the various ethnic conflicts of the last century are experienced there today Sections on Armenians and Kurds are great, the section on the Alevis less so.

    12. Thought provoking piece Worth a read as the area is becoming central to a dialogue about new relations among peoples.

    13. Fascinating, eye opening, and often heart breaking A must read for those who want to understand the modern Turkish state and it s troubles with identity and history.

    14. Great writing style The question of Turkish minorities may not be mass appeal, but this book is great.

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