The Expo files

by Larsson, Stieg, 1954-2004,

Format: Print Book 2014
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Nonfiction 088 Lars
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HN49.R33 L3713 2014
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Non-Fiction 088 LAR
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Now almost exclusively known as the author of the bestselling Millennium Trilogy, Stieg Larsson was first and foremost a professional journalist and an untiring crusader for democracy and equality.Collected in English for the first time, the articles in this volume explore the human rights issues that formed the ideological foundation of his explosive trio of novels.

Before he ever began his cycle of novels about the travails of Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander, Stieg Larsson used the pulpit of the media to denounce right-wing extremism throughout Europe. A co-founder of the influential journal EXPO and its primary editor for many years, Larsson spoke out passionately against many of the worst crimes against women, minorities, and other disenfranchised
communities. These unflinching articles showcase Larsson's spare style and sly humor
as he dissects many instances of persistent anti-humanist behavior and politics.

Written with the urgency and economy of someone who knew that there is no time
to waste when it comes to fighting the forces of bigotry, sexism, and racism, The EXPO
Files is required reading not just for fans of the Millennium Trilogy, but everyone who
applauds writers with the courage to denounce evil when they see it.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Mikael Blomkvist, the journalist who helped Lisbeth Salander fight evil in the massively successful Millennium Trilogy, could well have been Stieg Larsson's alter ego. The late Larsson was a writer and editor with the Swedish magazine Expo before he wrote The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2008). This collection brings together 25 of Larsson's Expo articles, spanning the years 1983-2004. The themes that appear in The Girl with novels, especially racism and the abuse of women, appear prominently here, too. The articles are organized loosely according to subject, including terrorism, the return of anti-­Semitism in Europe, homophobia, Islamophobia, and violence against women. Larsson's writing is more editorial than investigative, with a brisk, incisive tone. There are too many articles focusing on Swedish politics for American readers, and a couple of pieces (one on astrology) seem tacked on. Larsson's essay on the murders of two women in Sweden one the victim of abuse, the other of an honor killing however, is outraged reporting at its best. Larsson devotees will want to take a look at the journalist behind the fiction writer.--Fletcher, Connie Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Larsson, Stieg, -- 1954-2004 -- Translations into English.
Swedish essays -- Translations into English.
Speeches, addresses, etc., Swedish -- Translations into English.
Publisher New York :MacLehose Press,2014
Other Titles Annan sida av Stieg Larsson.
Contributors Thompson, Laurie, 1938-2015 translator.
Poohl, Daniel, 1981- editor.
Language English
Description 244 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781623650643 (hardcover)
162365064X (hardcover)
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