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A Small Corner of Hell: Dispatches from Chechnya by Anna Politkovskaya Online



A Small Corner of Hell: Dispatches from Chechnya

A Small Corner of Hell: Dispatches from Chechnya

  • Title: A Small Corner of Hell: Dispatches from Chechnya
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  • ISBN : 9780226674339
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 232 pages


The recent murder of Anna Politkovskaya is grim evidence of the danger faced by journalists passionately committed to writing the truth about wars and politics A longtime critic of the Russian government, particularly with regard to its policies in Chechnya, Politkovskaya was a special correspondent for the liberal Moscow newspaper Novaya gazeta Beginning in 1999, Poli The recent murder of Anna Politkovskaya is grim evidence of the danger faced by journalists passionately committed to writing the truth about wars and politics A longtime critic of the Russian government, particularly with regard to its policies in Chechnya, Politkovskaya was a special correspondent for the liberal Moscow newspaper Novaya gazeta Beginning in 1999, Politkovskaya authored numerous articles about the war in Chechnya, and she was the only journalist to have constant access to the region.Politkovskaya s second book on the Chechen War, A Small Corner of Hell, offers an insider s view of this ongoing conflict In this book, Politkovskaya focuses her attention on those caught in the crossfire She recounts the everyday horrors of living in the midst of war, examines how the Chechen war has damaged Russian society, and takes a hard look at the ways people on both sides profited from it Now available in paperback, A Small Corner of Hell ensures that Politkovskaya s words will not be erased A Small Corner of Hell skips harrowingly from year to year and place to place The arch villains are the Russian death squads, venal and brutal, and the complacent, lying politicians and generals who profit from the illegal trade in booty, oil, and captives Her heroes are not the Chechen resistance a gangsterish and ill fed lot but the long suffering civilian population, whose natural grit and solidarity has gradually dissolved under the relentless brutality of daily life Economist A personal, unblinking stare at the casualties of war Jonathan Kaplan, Los Angeles Times


Author Anna Politkovskaya

Russian journalist and human rights activist well known for her opposition to the Chechen conflict and Russian president Putin.Politkovskaya made her name reporting from lawless Chechnya, where many journalists and humanitarian workers have been kidnapped or killed She was arrested and subjected to mock execution by Russian military forces there, and she was poisoned on the way to Beslan, but sur




A Small Corner of Hell: Dispatches from Chechnya Reviews (31)

  • Update I suppose this review should be flagged because of the comment about Putin I also think that if you read this, you will see the reasons why Poitkovskaya was targeted Considering that, and it s importance to the life of the author, how can I really review this book Dobby the Elf s evil Twin Pu [..]

  • To read this book is haunting, especially in light of what happened to Politkovskaya for engaging in the kind of fearless journalism she did The stories from Chechnya are horrific, not just because of the misery they so often focus on, but also for the fact that while this kind of thing goes on acro [..]

  • Wherever cruelty is a norm of life, no one can expect compassion and mercy, not even the weakest This phrase sums up Anna Politkovskaya s raw, honest, and unflinching memoir recollecting her time in and around Chechnya Politkovskaya immersed herself in the Chechen life, living among the people and e [..]

  • This book is absolutely nothing like David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest.But I m going to compare it, A Small Corner of Hell, to it, Infinite Jest, anyway One is a fairly short, gritty, real, non fiction book about a war and the other is by Anna Politkovskaya, is how the joke would go , and the oth [..]

  • iIt is hard to put into words, but there is something debilitating unsettling upsetting about reading account after account after detailed account of brutal, nightmarish crimes and violence All true, I guess occurring in a place I ve never visited, which I know nothing about What am I supposed to do [..]

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