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Lindqvist, Sven 1932-

Overview
Works: 238 works in 963 publications in 17 languages and 6,922 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Composer, Publishing director
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Most widely held works about Sven Lindqvist
 
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Most widely held works by Sven Lindqvist
Exterminate all the brutes by Sven Lindqvist( Book )

79 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lindqvist presents a unique study of Europe's dark history in Africa, written both as a travel diary and as a historical examination of European imperialism and racism over the past 2 centuries, and confronts the roots of European genocide
China in crisis by Sven Lindqvist( Book )

22 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of bombing by Sven Lindqvist( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Korean and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The bomb shatters history into hundreds of fragments scattered throughout time in this new book from Sven Lindqvist, author of "Exterminate All the Brutes." Divided into 399 sections with 22 "entrances," or thematic ways of approaching the book, The History of Bombing moves the reader backward and forward in time, traveling from section to section as it builds a critical history of violence. Primarily concerned with civilian experiences during wartime, Lindqvist utilizes military history, pulp literature, and an analysis of international law in its capacity to mitigate wartime harms inflicted on civilians. Forming a labyrinth of events that illustrates the genocidal fantasies underlying so much conflict and the devastation wrought by aerial bombing, A History of Bombing links the total war of World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam War with centuries-past colonial warfare."--Jacket
The skull measurer's mistake : and other portraits of men and women who spoke out against racism by Sven Lindqvist( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1981, Stephen Jay Gould exposed the bad science behind nineteenth-century American studies that proved that Anglo-Saxons were superior because they had larger brains. In The Skull Measurer s Mistake, Sven Lindqvist tells the story of Friedrich Tiedemann, the nineteenth-century German doctor who dared to speak out against such racist science when it was first practiced. Often the history of racism is reduced to the study of racists. Less well known are the stories of those who argued and fought against prejudice and persecution. In this unique book, Sven Lindqvist, Swedish author of internationally acclaimed books on Africa, China, and Latin America, profiles more than twenty nineteenth-century men and women who, while not themselves victims of racism, went against the temper of the time to expose the many faces of prejudice. Along with Tiedemann s story, The Skull Measurer s Mistake recounts the antiracist efforts of Benjamin Franklin, Helen Hunt, Joseph Conrad, Alexis de Tocqueville, and others whose names have been forgotten. Well-documented and rich in anecdote, Lindqvist s book shows how racist arguments emerged and reemerged over time. At the book s core is Lindqvist s belief that knowledge of past debates about racism can help us defeat it now. -- Amazon.com
The shadow: Latin America faces the seventies by Sven Lindqvist( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land and power in South America by Sven Lindqvist( Book )

25 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of Wu Tao-tzu by Sven Lindqvist( Book )

54 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'During the Tang dynasty, the Chinese artist Wu Tao-tzu was one day standing looking at a mural he had just completed. Suddenly, he clapped his hands and the temple gate opened. He went into his work and the gates closed behind him.' Thus begins Sven Lindqvist's profound meditation on art and its relationship with life, first published in 1967, and a classic in his home country - it has never been out of print. As a young man, Sven Lindqvist was fascinated by the myth of Wu Tao-tzu, and by the possibility of entering a work of art and making it a way of life. He was drawn to artists and writers who shared this vision, especially Hermann Hesse, in his novel Glass Bead Game. Partly inspired by Hesse's work, Lindqvist lived in China for two years, learning classical calligraphy from a master teacher. There he was drawn deeper into the idea of a life of artistic perfectionism and retreat from the world. But when he left China for India and then Afghanistan, and saw the grotesque effects of poverty and extreme inequality, Lindqvist suffered a crisis of confidence and started to question his ideas about complete immersion in art at the expense of a proper engagement with life. The myth of Wu Tao-tzu takes us on a fascinating journey through a young man's moral awakening and his grappling with profound questions of aesthetics. It contains the bracing moral anger, and poetic, intensely atmospheric travel writing Lindqvist's readers have come to love." --Publisher description
Grabe wo du stehst : Handbuch zur Erforschung der eigenen Geschichte by Sven Lindqvist( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagbok och diktverk. En studie i Vilhelm Ekelunds Nordiskt och klassiskt by Sven Lindqvist( Book )

12 editions published in 1966 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maintenant tu es mort : le siècle des bombes : essai by Sven Lindqvist( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lateinamerika : der geplünderte kontinent by Sven Lindqvist( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in German and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En älskares dagbok by Sven Lindqvist( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slagskuggan. Latinamerika inför. 70-talet by Sven Lindqvist( Book )

26 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sven Lindqvist reste i fjorton månader från Kuba i norr till Eldslandet i söder. Han var med i Vallegrande när Che Guevaras revolutionsförsök krossades och i Peru när general Velasco trotsade USA. Slagskuggan bygger på tre reportageserier i DN och Vi som belönades med Stora Journalistpriset 1969. Med sin grundliga faktaunderbyggnad och sin dramatiska intensitet är Slagskuggan ett samhällsreportage som förnyar sin genre. [Elib]
Bebyggelseklimatiska studier by Sven Lindqvist( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een reis door niemandsland : hoe de Aboriginals Australië verloren by Sven Lindqvist( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van een reis door Australië van een Zweedse cultuurhistoricus waarbij hij de geschiedenis van de Aboriginals beschrijft
"Exterminate all the brutes" : one man's odyssey into the heart of darkness and the origins of European genocide by Sven Lindqvist( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desert divers by Sven ( Lindqvist( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the first half of the twentieth century, European writers plunged into the stony, baking expanse of the Sahara, drawn by their own strange dreams. What did they hope to find? And what was really there?" "An airman repeatedly risks being shot down to fly into the unsubjugated desert, emerging to write great adventure novels, and The Little Prince. Soon after, a young man disguises himself as an Arab woman to penetrate the forbidden city at the heart of tribal territory, and a French woman leads a short, gloriously free life by becoming a Muslim man. Fantasists and truthtellers - Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Michel Vieuchange, Eugene Fromentin, Pierre Loti, Isabelle Eberhardt, Andre Gide - all write a chapter in the great desert romance." "Sven Lindqvist grew up reading their books, and now follows their paths into the Sahara."--BOOK JACKET
Ett förslag by Sven Lindquist( Book )

19 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bench press by Sven Lindqvist( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om body-buildingens historie og filosofi
Terra nullius : a journey through no one's land by Sven Lindqvist( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren har kørt 12.000 km. gennem Australiens påståede "ingenmandsland" og levet sig ind i 200 års australsk idehistorie
 
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"Exterminate all the brutes" : one man's odyssey into the heart of darkness and the origins of European genocide
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A history of bombingThe skull measurer's mistake : and other portraits of men and women who spoke out against racismMaintenant tu es mort : le siècle des bombes : essai"Exterminate all the brutes" : one man's odyssey into the heart of darkness and the origins of European genocideDesert diversBench pressTerra nullius : a journey through no one's land
Alternative Names
Līndjvīst, Sifin 1932-

Lindkvist, Sven 1932-

Lindquist, Sven 1932-

Lindqvist, Sven

Rindŭk'ŭbisŭt'ŭ, Sŭben 1932-

Sven Lindqvist écrivain suédois

Sven Lindqvist escritor sueco

Sven Lindqvist schwedischer Schriftsteller und Literaturhistoriker

Sven Lindqvist scrittore svedese

Sven Lindqvist svensk författare

Sven Lindqvist svensk skribent

Sven Lindqvist Swedish writer

Sven Lindqvist Zweeds schrijver

Свен Линдквист

לינדקוויסט, סוון, 1932-

סוון לינדקויסט סופר שוודי

سفين يندكفيست كاتب سويدي

린드크비스트, 스벤 1932-

斯文·林奎斯特

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