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Durante un crepúsculo veraniego, en un Sur de Estados Unidos asolado por la Depresión, empieza a correr la voz de que un muchacho negro ha abusado de una blanca. De inmediato las temibles fuerzas de la opinión pública y el interés político alientan los miedos y las frustraciones personales de una pequeña comunidad sureña para dar forma a la determinación de una multitud en ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 2009 by Navona (first published 1940)
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Paolo
Siamo nell'epoca della Depressione, e la questione razziale nel Deep South Statunitense non è ancora risolta. Un'America abbrutita dalla povertà e dall'ignoranza che, a seguito di un presunto stupro di un ragazzino di colore nei confronti di una ragazza bianca, scaglia la propria rabbia, indipendentemente da ogni criterio di accertamento della colpa, sul più debole, sul popolo nero, fino ad allora tollerato solo perché indispensabile al lavoro più duro.

Rischierebbe di essere la solita vecchia st
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DiariodiPensieriPersi
Con l’uscita di Fermento di luglio si conclude la ripubblicazione del Ciclo del Sud di Erskine Caldwell, iniziato con La via del tabacco e Piccolo campo.

Estate, Georgia, estremo Sud degli Stati Uniti. Tra i campi di cotone oppressi dall’afa, l’iroso abbaiare dei cani, i cespugli gialli di polvere ai bordi delle strade, si svolge una drammatica caccia all’uomo. Katy Barlow, bianca, accusa ingiustamente Sonny Clark, nero, di stupro. Da una parte il negro braccato, con gli occhi sbarrati dal terror
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La Stamberga dei Lettori
In un’afosa notte di luglio, lo sceriffo di Andrewjones (Georgia) viene bruscamente svegliato dai suoi vice; per Jeff McCurtain, lo sceriffo, è l’inizio di una tormentata vicenda in cui la sorte di Sonny Clark, ingiustamente accusato di aver stuprato una ragazza bianca, è uno dei fattori meno rilevanti. Ci sono le elezioni e Jeff è consapevole della difficoltà di ottenere i voti necessari alla sua rielezione; d’altro canto non vuole tornare, dopo molti anni, a lavorare la terra. Il suo unico int ...more
Cyndy
A good story - strange politics in a small county seat in the rural south. The ending was expected, but there were surprising aspects. I would recommend it if you enjoyed God's Little Acre.
Stevefk
Like the other Erskine Caldwell books that i've read, this is an extremely disquieting tale of racism and evil mixed with a quirky off-the-cuff sense of humor. The first time i read Caldwell (Tobacco Road) i was surprised by how funny he could be with such ugly topic matter. Sure, rural southern culture has a reputation for fostering ignorance and stupidity, but could it really reach a level of inhumanity this low? Of course, Trouble in July was written in the 40's, and that was obviously a much ...more
Mike Robbins
This is a fine book - one of those that I read many years ago but that has stayed with me. It's good to see that it's back in print; also that it's now available in e-book form.

The subject matter of Trouble in July - a lynching - means it's not always an easy read, but it is so well put together, and so atmospheric, that you are drawn into the narrative from the beginning. The humid air of a southern summer seems to seep right off the pages.

A key to this book - and one of the other reviewers to
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Carrie-Anne O'Driscoll
Trouble in July has a "Too Kill A Mockingbird" vibe at first. A black man is accused of raping a white woman. However, there is no Atticus Finch to save the day. In fact, the end is more true to life.
Lynn
Extremely depressing account of a lynching of a black sharecropper accused of raping a white woman. It all takes place over the course of one day, showing how everyone contributes to the lynching. It was well written, just very frustrating to read. So although I think it's a good book, I just can't say I "liked" it, or that I recommend it.
Anna Davoli
Interesting; I liked the way to describe the atmosphere...
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La Stamberga dei ...: Fermento di luglio di Erskine Caldwell 1 3 Jun 20, 2014 01:24PM  
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Erskine Preston Caldwell was an American author. His writings about poverty, racism and social problems in his native South won him critical acclaim, but they also made him controversial among fellow Southerners of the time who felt he was holding the region up to ridicule.
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