Mario Vargas Llosa; Edith Grossman
|ISBN:||9780374143466 0374143463 9780374533694 0374533695|
|注意：||"Originally published in Spanish in 2010 by Alfaguara Ediciones, Spain, as El sueño del Celta."|
|描述：||358 p. ; 24 cm.|
|其他题名：||Sueño del Celta.|
|责任：||Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman.|
"In 1916, the Irish nationalist Roger Casement was hanged by the British government for treason. Casement had dedicated his extraordinary life to improving the plight of oppressed peoples around the world--especially the native populations in the Belgian Congo and the Amazon--but when he dared to draw a parallel between the injustices he witnessed in African and American colonies and those committed by the British in Northern Ireland, he became involved in a cause that led to his imprisonment and execution. Ultimately, the scandals surrounding Casement's trial and eventual hanging tainted his image to such a degree that his pioneering human rights work wasn't fully reexamined until the 1960s."--Dust jacket.