Stieg Larsson : the real story of the man who played with fire

by Pettersson, Jan-Erik.

Format: Print Book 2011
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PT9876.22.A6933 Z8513 2011
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Stieg Larsson's former publisher reveals the real man behind the mega-bestselling Millennium Trilogy--a man who fought heroically for human rights, and who brought that same political and moral passion to his writing.
Until the trilogy's posthumous publication, Larsson was best known for his devotion to left-wing causes and as a tireless anti-fascist activist. Horrified by the rise of far-right extremism in Sweden, he dedicated himself to exposing these often shadowy and violent groups--at great personal risk--gaining international respect for the depth of his commitment and knowledge.
Jan-Erik Pettersson shows how Stieg's energetic championing of social justice and women's rights characterized his life as well as his work, finally animating the Millennium Trilogy and particularly the character of the unforgettable Lisbeth Salander. Throughout the book Pettersson explores the issues, people, and places who inspired Larsson's portrayal of Salander and her champion, journalist Michael Blomkvist.  
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This insightful, nimbly translated biography is a must-read for fans of the Millennium Trilogy. Although Pettersson takes pains to point out that his book isn't a conventional biography but, rather, is about the public persona of Stieg Larsson . . . the interplay between his life and work and society at large, it often feels very much like a personal biography. It takes Larsson from childhood he was born in the factory town of Skelleftehamn in 1954 through his death of a heart attack in 2004, showing how Larsson's campaign against right-wing politics, neo-Nazis, and racism came to inform his best-selling thrillers. It also contains some personal revelations: Larsson was an avid fan of science fiction and the films of Sam Peckinpah and Sergio Leone. There is perhaps too much detail for American readers about such matters as the history of crime fiction in Sweden, but it plays a role in helping us understand Larsson himself. A revelatory and always fascinating biography of a man who, as it turns out, was just as complex and multilayered as the novels that brought him fame.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Larsson, Stieg, -- 1954-2004.
Authors, Swedish -- 20th century -- Biography.
Journalists -- Sweden -- Biography.
Publisher New York, NY :Sterling,2011
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Other Titles Stieg Larsson.
Contributors Geddes, Tom.
Language English
Description x, 278 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-269) and index.
ISBN 9781402789403
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