Stieg Larsson

Stieg Larsson

The Real Story of the Man Who Played With Fire

Book - 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Sterling, 2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781402789403
Branch Call Number: BIOGRAPHY 839.738 LARSSON 2011
Characteristics: x, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Geddes, Tom


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Nov 05, 2016

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Nov 04, 2016

I did not finish reading this book. I was too irritated by this author’s use of Stieg Larsson's identity to further the author’s own thoughts and career. In the portion I read, I could sense the author’s desire to disparage Stieg Larsson as a person. I chose this book because it was prominently displayed; I presume by the library staff as a way to encourage readership . Why does the publishing industry ignore Eva Gabrielsson while promoting authors like this??!!!


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