Backstrom: He Who Kills the Dragon by Leif GW Persson

By Leif GW Persson

From a grasp of Scandinavian crime fiction--the first in an excellent sequence of novels situated round the investigations of 1 irascible, stubborn, and intensely thirsty Swedish police officer: Detective Superintendent Evert Bäckström of the nationwide homicide Squad.

Detective Bäckström is Persson's again and again repulsive but undeniably wonderful comedian creation--an unforgettable cop winding his approach during the black comedy of a criminal offense scene, and handling to dissatisfied approximately everybody within the process.When a newspaper supply boy reveals a sixty eight year-old alcoholic mendacity useless in his apartment--beaten with a saucepan lid and hammer, after which strangled--everyone expects an open-and-shut homicide case, all people that's yet Hawaiian-shirt clad Detective Bäckström who's been assigned to guide the research group. less than strict orders from his healthcare professional to enhance his overall healthiness as speedy as attainable, Bäckström has began stumbling to paintings taking walks, or even consuming greens. The police strength isn't what it was even though, and now that it's crowded with ladies and foreigners resisting a drink is tougher than ever earlier than. but if the newspaper boy is going lacking Bäckström's suspicions are confirmed right, giving his irrepressible mixture of success and laziness an opportunity to save lots of the day, whereas dealing with to disappointed approximately every body within the approach.

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But this definition – which has so far remained unused – generates other problems as one thereby loses, apart from the exterminatory ‘intent’, the specific feature of genocide: to dehumanize by racializing. Genocide proceeds to both a horizontal and a vertical cut into the population: it targets births and filiations to eliminate all descendants, to genealogically eradicate a subhumanity. This operation does not need to be justified to be efficient: the criminal invents a race. And he can do so with respect to any group as long as it is fictionalized not only as an enemy to be eradicated, but also as a sub-human to exterminate for eternity ….

Un possible malentendu s’enracine en effet dans l’étymologie du mot ‘génocide’, qui prend acte de la ‘race’. Reste à délimiter soigneusement cet acte: à ne pas faire comme si la race existait pour autant. Si aberrante qu’elle semble être, cette relève inconsciente du racisme imprègne aujourd’hui les discours. Qu’en est-il pour le droit? La ‘race’, concept idéologique entériné par l’anthropologie du XIXe siècle, puis interprété dans les termes qu’on sait par Hitler à propos des Juifs, est un des critères de définition du groupe-cible dans la Convention de 1948.

Without Yiddish, the literature of the Destruction would be without a soul. I know that we write in other languages, but no comparison is possible. The most authentic works about the Destruction, in prose and poetry, are in Yiddish. Is it because the majority of the victims were born into and lived in this language? 45). Furthermore, according to Ertel, Yiddish is the only language that shared its fate with its speakers. Even though it survived here and there, with some individuals or some marginal groups, it died at Auschwitz, Majdanek, Treblinka and Sobibór with the people that spoke it.

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