By David Peace
Diciembre de 1980. El Destripador ha matado ya a trece mujeres. Ante l. a. inefectividad de l. a. policía de West Yorkshire, el Ministerio del inside crea una superbrigada para asesorarla, pero en realidad también para vigilarla. Peter Hunter, comisario jefe del Gran Manchester, es enviado a Leeds al frente de un nuevo equipo de investigadores. No puede decirse que reciban una cordial bienvenida. Hunter ya había estado en West Yorkshire en dos ocasiones, para esclarecer –sin éxito– algunos casos en los que estaban involucrados algunos miembros de l. a. policía. l. a. matanza del pub Strafford (1974) y l. a. crimson de pornografía y corrupción policial de Bradford (1977) reaparecen aquí extrañamente conectadas con los asesinatos del Destripador… y son causa de nuevos y horrendos crímenes. 1980 confirma el pulso y l. a. originalidad narrativa de David Peace. Esta tercera novela del crimson driving Quartet prosigue su búsqueda a través de una trama infernal cada vez más peligrosamente próxima a su resolución.
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Ursula May edited the entire manuscript with impressive precision and good judgment, as did Bernd Stiegler of Suhrkamp: to them both I owe my thanks. I dedicate this book to my siblings, Armin and Christine. indb xlii 4/8/13 11:43:59 AM INTRODUCTION As to what social theory can accomplish in and of itself—it resembles the focusing power of a magnifying glass. Only when the social sciences no longer sparked a single thought would the time for social theory be past. —JÜRGEN HABERMAS, The Theory of Communicative Action 1.
Here as well the questions of synchronization, speed, duration, and the sequencing of actions are posed. How long do I want to (may I) go to school? Do I want to (can I) have kids, before I’m done with my degree? Do I really want to be a judge all my life? When will I retire? In the third place, actors experience their everyday time and their lifetime as embedded in the encompassing time of their epoch, their generation, and their age (longue durée in the terminology Giddens uses following Fernand Braudel).
How will I manage to get my work done at the office and pick up my daughter from kindergarten on time? ) The extent to which time becomes a problem on this plane also depends upon the degree of routinization and habitualization, which in late modernity seems to be decreasing again. ” The question how we wish to spend our time is not only posed to us with respect to our everyday life but also with respect to our life as a whole, which is why Giddens reverts to Heidegger’s concept of Dasein for this temporal dimension.
1980 by David Peace