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I don't know how to really describe this book. Title "The Granta Book of Reportage", this edition was published in 1998 by Granta Publications, London, U.K. with introduction written Ian Jack. This book was first published in 1993 and to the best of my understanding "reportage" is a description of ongoing events as observed by a reporter, compared to a reporter taking quick notes and then writing a broad-brush report on information they may have been told by others and what they may or may not h...
"The Granta Book of Reportage" - tal como o nome indica, este livro reúne algumas das melhores reportagens publicadas ao longo de décadas na famosa revista literária. Com autores reconhecidos como, Martha Gelhorn, John Le Carré, Svetlana Alexievich, apenas para referir alguns, esta é uma obra de leitura obrigatória e que acompanha alguns dos mais importantes eventos do século XX
Reportage is one of those books for people trying to study or practice narrative nonfiction/literary reporting/narrative journalism. It's a book filled with journalists and other smart writers telling some of the world's most significant social and political events from a "been-there-and-seen-it" point of view. The writing is very honest and real and blunt. One of my favorite pieces in the book is Boys in Zinc. I like this series of pieces because they were honest and filled with emotion from th...
Enjoying this tremendously, though its not quick reading by any means. Its a little like Best American Essays, except those tend to be more personal/reflective, while the Granta reportage book is classic journalism -- mixing in reporting, contextual history, personal recollection, reminesce and personal reaction, and the writer's thoughts on the experience. I find more and more that i really enjoy such works, because they tend to be in-depth, opinionated pieces that give insight into a particula...
Literary journalism really. Not an 'easy' read, but definitely a 'good' read. Writers such as the inimitable John Simpson provide brutal descriptions and reflections on globally significant moments such as the massacre in Tiananmen Square. I learned many disturbing facts: in India, where people starve, there are 150 slimming clinics in Mumbai, and the war in Afghanistan following the Russian invasion lasted longer than World War 2. I also learned how very lucky I am to live in a liberal Western
This book was instrumental in my research into looking into Vietnam, allowing a view into war which I hadn't seen before
There are outstanding examples of what journalism should be about - great stories that give you a feel, an understanding of major events.