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Palestine Twilight: The Murder of Dr Glock and the Archaeology of the Holy Land

Edward Fox

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Anno: 2008
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 288 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 198 x 129 mm
Peso: 272 gr.
  • EAN: 9780007291380

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Part travelogue, part true-thriller, Edward Fox's brilliantly original book investigates the murder of a US archaeologist on the West Bank in 1992 and opens up the Palestinian world he served - a Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil of Palestine and the West Bank. On 19 January 1992, Dr Albert Glock - US citizen, archaeologist and Director of Archaeology at Bir Zeit University in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, was murdered by an assassin. Two bullets to the heart. The witness statements were confused, the autopsy inadequate. The police took three hours to arrive at the scene, from their HQ ten minutes away. Who killed Albert Glock? The Palestinians blamed the Israelis, the Israelis blamed an inter-departmental feud at the university, or extreme Palestinian groups. But those close to Bir Zeit, to the political situation on the West Bank, had a simple line of advice: 'Look to the archaeology,' they repeated. 'Look to the archaeology.' For Albert Glock had started to uncover truths about the distant Palestinian past which Israel found uncomfortable. For Israel, Palestine was a country without a people - for a people without a country. Now Glock, through his archaeological finds, was showing that their version was flawed. He was publishing papers about the ancient traditions and settlements throughout Palestine, and discovering hugely significant facts about the ancient Palestinian way of life. Glock had given up a glittering career to teach at Palestine's beleaguered, besieged and underfunded university which faced closure at worst, and curfew at best - daily. Edward Fox's extraordinary book weaves together the story of Glock's murder with the history of biblical archaeology and the brutal, Byzantine politics of the intifada. It is written as a true-life thriller which opens up the Palestine in which Glock lived and worked, the people he knew and the turbulent politics of the middle east. This is brilliantly original writing and compelling storytelling quite unlike any other work yet published on the Middle East.
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    Attore inglese. Figlio di un’attrice e di un impresario teatrale, inizia il suo tirocinio in teatro come interprete del repertorio classico, esordendo nel cinema in una parte secondaria di Il cranio e il corvo (1963) di B. Dearden. In seguito partecipa a diverse produzioni inglesi (come Messaggero d’amore, 1971, di J. Losey) segnalandosi per l’interpretazione asciutta e rigorosa ed è finalmente protagonista in Il giorno dello sciacallo (1973) di F. Zinnemann, nei panni dell’implacabile killer assoldato per uccidere De Gaulle. Nello stesso anno recita in Galileo, adattamento di J. Losey di un testo di B. Brecht. Assai stimato dai registi britannici, compare in Ghandi (1982) di R. Attenborough e in Battuta di caccia (1984) di A. Bridges, nel ruolo di un aristocratico inglese. Approfondisci
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