Gomorrah

Creator

Date

2007

Identifier

Central HV6453 I83 C42 2007. (Jacket design by Aaron Artessa with photograph by Ed Gifford from Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano, translated by Virginia Jewiss. Jacket design copyright © 2014 by Aaron Artessa. Jacket photograph copyright © 2014 by Ed Gifford/Masterfile. Reprinted by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC.)

Publisher

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Abstract

Boccaccio (d.1375), the Tuscan poet, visited Naples on various occasions, and in his Decameron he described it as a dissolute city. Roberto Saviano’s Gomorrah is a modern account of the decline of Naples under the rule of organized crime, the so-called Camorra, a Neapolitan mafia organization. Since its publication in 2006, Saviano – a Naples-based journalist – has been under police protection. For his courageous stand, he has received praise from individuals such as neurologist Rita Levi-Montalcini, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, author Günter Grass, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Italian author Umberto Eco; the latter calling Saviano a ‘national hero’.

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Citation

Roberto Saviano, “Gomorrah,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 29, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8621.