Página inicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquise No Site
Este site usa cookies para fornecer nossos serviços, melhorar o desempenho, para análises e (se não estiver conectado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing, você reconhece que leu e entendeu nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade . Seu uso do site e dos serviços está sujeito a essas políticas e termos.
Hide this

Resultados do Google Livros

Clique em uma foto para ir ao Google Livros

Behind the Beautiful Forevers de Katherine…
Carregando...

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

de Katherine Boo

MembrosResenhasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaConversas / Menções
3,7252782,516 (4.08)1 / 458
The dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities. In this fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees fortune in the recyclable garbage of richer people. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a rural childhood, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to good times. But then, as the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed.--From publisher description.… (mais)
Membro:JohnLavik
Título:Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Autores:Katherine Boo
Informação:Publisher Unknown
Coleções:Sua biblioteca
Avaliação:
Etiquetas:Read

Detalhes da Obra

Behind the Beautiful Forevers de Katherine Boo

  1. 70
    A Fine Balance de Rohinton Mistry (fountainoverflows)
    fountainoverflows: A classic story, also set in Mumbai/Bombay, but covering some very similar territory.
  2. 50
    Angela's Ashes de Frank McCourt (TomWaitsTables)
  3. 20
    Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found de Suketu Mehta (Stbalbach)
    Stbalbach: Another journalistic-novelistic account of lives in Bombay, but more wide ranging across classes and by a native.
  4. 10
    Libertad de Alma Fullerton (fountainoverflows)
    fountainoverflows: Although a children's title, this book follows the story of two boys whose lives revolve around salvaging cardboard and other waste in a Guatemalan dump. When their mother is buried in the refuse, they make a trek north to find their father, supposedly in the Southern U.S. border states. Their lives have a considerable amount in common with the Husain family's.… (mais)
  5. 00
    The Bookseller of Kabul de Åsne Seierstad (Sandydog1)
    Sandydog1: Same type of "family" memoir written in literary style.
  6. 00
    Planet of Slums de Mike Davis (Nickelini)
  7. 00
    Ana Karênina de Leo Tolstoy (TomWaitsTables)
  8. 00
    The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India de Siddhartha Deb (TomWaitsTables)
  9. 00
    Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets de Sudhir Venkatesh (wandering_star)
    wandering_star: Both authors have spent a long time with a community of the very poor and have produced sympathetic and very insightful books about how the "underclass" see, and manage their interactions with, the rest of society.
  10. 01
    The International Bank of Bob: Connecting Our Worlds One $25 Kiva Loan at a Time de Bob Harris (srdr)
    srdr: Engaging stories of how microfinance loans via the internet can change the lives of the working poor worldwide.
Carregando...

Registre-se no LibraryThing tpara descobrir se gostará deste livro.

Inglês (279)  Norueguês (1)  Todos os idiomas (280)
Mostrando 1-5 de 280 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
adult nonfiction; life in the slums of Mumbai. A lyrically-written alternate reality that is all too true for so many. Wow. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
non-fic; really a downer BAH
  18cran | May 29, 2021 |
Life is nasty, brutish, and short in the Mumbai slums. Rule of law is only for those who can pay. For those who can’t, any misstep escalates into vicious cycles of extortion and violence. I read with a grain of salt given the outsider profile of the author, and there’s plenty of cognitive dissonance with the voyeuristic nature of a book its subjects will never be able to read. But Boo is thorough, demonstrating unambiguously the devastating human cost of economic oppression and institutional failure. ( )
  jiyoungh | May 3, 2021 |
Well, I finished it. It was about one in the morning by the time I was done, and I felt like someone had punched me in the stomach. The problem is that I was not punched with a bat, or even with fists, but whatever was used to punch me, it was elegant and even soft at times.

Like everyone else before me, I loved this book. It was written with care, not only the language, but the fact that the people portrayed here are real people. And Katherine Boo does the almost impossible act of writing without using false romanticism or becoming contrived. She manages to honor those people, give them personalities, without trivializing them, or embellishing them and their daily struggles either.

But I now need a rest. It feels even small to say this, but I need to laugh, or get lost into a mystery, read a comic book.
The thing about this book is that it does not let go of you. And it makes me feel so impotent, so petty going about my inconsequential problems.

It deserved the Pulitzer!

Now I am going for a walk…
( )
  RosanaDR | Apr 15, 2021 |
3.5 stars

This is really great at opening a person's eyes. I believe this book said (and that I've read before) that Mumbai is the dirtiest city and the poorest in the world (sorry if I'm getting that wrong but it's close if it isn't first in those categories). The water has everything imaginable in it. The politics to get justice for anything or assistance is so corrupt. Everyone down the line has to get a take so that the one that's supposed to benefit receives practically nothing, if anything. The people are basically squatters with makeshift homes they erect from whatever so they have no ownership rights. Some make money by sorting through trash for recyclables. It's backbreaking filthy work. This book follows a few people. It was difficult sometimes for me to keep each person straight. It's the kind of story that will make you appreciate not having these struggles. It also makes you want to do something to help, but it seems difficult with the levels of corruption to make positive changes. ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Feb 17, 2021 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 280 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
Next I devoured Boo’s book, “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity,” which extended her probing and compassionate portrayal of poverty to India. Before becoming a journalist, I had spent nearly two years working with grass-roots groups in Mumbai slums just like Annawadi, the one she spent three years chronicling for the book. I’d been so upset by journalistic portrayals of these neighborhoods that I wrote an entire master’s thesis about the subject. Now, finally, here was an account that took slum residents seriously as protagonists in their own lives, without dismissing the inequality and corruption that stymied them.
adicionado por BDartnall | editarNieman Storyboard, Katia Savchuk (Jul 25, 2017)
 
Boo, in letting go of her story, in dwelling with it relatively briefly in her book's 250 pages (in contrast to the years she spent with the slum-dwellers), allows it to resonate with us as a small classic of contemporary writing.
adicionado por souloftherose | editarThe Guardian, amit Chaudhuri (Jun 29, 2012)
 

» Adicionar outros autores (8 possíveis)

Nome do autorFunçãoTipo de autorObra?Status
Katherine Booautor principaltodas as ediçõescalculado
Malhotra, SunilReaderautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Você deve entrar para editar os dados de Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Compartilhado.
Título canônico
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Lugares importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Eventos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Premiações
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
For two Sunils
and what they've taught me about not giving up
Primeiras palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
[Prologue] Midnight was closing in, the one-legged woman was grievously burned, and the Mumbai police were coming for Abdul and his father.
Let it keep, the moment when Officer Fish Lips met Abdul in the police station.
[Author's Note] Ten years ago, I fell in love with an Indian man adn gained a country.
Citações
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
“Instead, powerless individuals blamed other powerless individuals for what they lacked. Sometimes they tried to destroy one another. Sometimes, like Fatima, they destroyed themselves in the process.”
She was damaged, and acknowledged it freely. She was illiterate--acknowledged that, too. But when others spoke of her fury as an ignorant, animal thing, that was bukwaas, utter nonsense. Much of her outrage derived from a belated recognition that she was as human as anyone else.
. . . He still found it strange to think of her as dead, because at Annawadi he hadn't considered her fully alive. Like many of his neighbors, he had assessed her damage, physical and emotional, and casually assigned her to a lesser plane of existence. . . .
In the West, and among some in the Indian elite, this word, "corruption", had purely negative connotations; it was seen as blocking India's modern, global ambitions. But for the poor of a country where corruption thieved a great deal of opportunity, corruption was one of the genuine opportunities that remained.
Últimas palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
(Clique para mostrar. Atenção: Pode conter revelações sobre o enredo.)
(Clique para mostrar. Atenção: Pode conter revelações sobre o enredo.)
(Clique para mostrar. Atenção: Pode conter revelações sobre o enredo.)
Aviso de desambiguação
Editores da Publicação
Autores Resenhistas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Idioma original
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
CDD/MDS canônico

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês (2)

The dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities. In this fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees fortune in the recyclable garbage of richer people. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a rural childhood, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to good times. But then, as the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed.--From publisher description.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo em haiku

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

O livro de Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, estava disponível em LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Inscreva-se para obter uma cópia da pré-publicação em troca de uma resenha.

Links rápidos

Capas populares

Avaliação

Média: (4.08)
0.5
1 9
1.5 3
2 36
2.5 5
3 126
3.5 62
4 418
4.5 85
5 310

É você?

Torne-se um autor do LibraryThing.

 

Sobre | Contato | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blog | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Históricas | Os primeiros revisores | Conhecimento Comum | 160,694,271 livros! | Barra superior: Sempre visível