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The Resource Echoes of violence : letters from a war reporter, Carolin Emcke

Echoes of violence : letters from a war reporter, Carolin Emcke

Label
Echoes of violence : letters from a war reporter
Title
Echoes of violence
Title remainder
letters from a war reporter
Statement of responsibility
Carolin Emcke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Echoes of Violence is an award-winning collection of personal letters to friends from a foreign correspondent who is trying to understand what she witnessed during the iconic human disasters of our time - in Iraq, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and New York City on September 11th, among many other places. Originally addressing only a small group of friends, Carolin Emcke started the first letter after returning from Kosovo, where she saw the aftermath of ethnic cleansing in 1999. She began writing to overcome her speechlessness about the horrors of war and her own sense of failure as a reporter. Eventually, writing a letter became a ritual Emcke performed following her return from each nightmare she experienced. First published in 2004 to great acclaim, Echoes of Violence in 2005 was named German political book of the year and was a finalist for the international Lettre-Ulysses award for the art of reportage." "Combining narrative with philosophic reflection, Emcke describes wars and human rights abuses around the world - the suffering of civilians caught between warring factions in Colombia, the heartbreaking plight of homeless orphans in Romania, and the near-slavery of garment workers in Nicaragua. Freed in the letters from journalistic conventions that would obscure her presence as a witness, Emcke probes the abyss of violence and explores the scars it leaves on landscapes external and internal."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Emcke, Carolin
Dewey number
909.83
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
D860
LC item number
.E5313 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Human rights and crimes against humanity
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emcke, Carolin
  • World politics
  • Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)
  • Journalists
  • Emcke, Carolin
  • Journalists
  • Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)
  • World politics
  • Germany
  • Krisengebiet
  • Krieg
Label
Echoes of violence : letters from a war reporter, Carolin Emcke
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kosovo 1 (July 1999) -- Lebanon (October 2000) -- Nicaragua (April 2001) -- Kosovo 2 (October 2000) -- Romania (August 2001) -- New York/Pakistan/Afghanistan (Sept. 2001-Feb. 2002) -- Colombia (October 2002) -- Northern Iraq/Iraq (April 2002 and March-April 2003)
Control code
70063024
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780691129037
Lccn
2006019003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)70063024
Label
Echoes of violence : letters from a war reporter, Carolin Emcke
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kosovo 1 (July 1999) -- Lebanon (October 2000) -- Nicaragua (April 2001) -- Kosovo 2 (October 2000) -- Romania (August 2001) -- New York/Pakistan/Afghanistan (Sept. 2001-Feb. 2002) -- Colombia (October 2002) -- Northern Iraq/Iraq (April 2002 and March-April 2003)
Control code
70063024
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780691129037
Lccn
2006019003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)70063024

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