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❴KINDLE❵ ❄ Salvador Author Joan Didion – Hdizle.me Terror is the given of the place The place is El Salvador in 1982 at the ghastly height of its civil war The writer is Joan Didion who delivers an anatomy of that country's particular brand of terrorKINDLE Salvador Author Joan Didion Hdizle.me Terror is the given of the place The place is El Salvador in 1982 at the ghastly height of its civil war The writer is Joan Didion who delivers an anatomy of that country's particular brand of ter.

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Paperback  ↠ Salvador Epub æ

Paperback ↠ Salvador Epub æ Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York City She's best known for her novels and her literary journalism Her novels and essays explore the disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos where the overriding theme is individual and social fragmentation A sense of anxiety or dread permeates much of her work.

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  1. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    Paperback ↠ Salvador Epub æ salvador kindle, Salvador PDFEPUB Terror is the given of the place Joan Didion Salvador In 1983 when Salvador was first published I was nine I remember those years as being ones where I heard about people disappeared death suads kidnappings priests killed nuns raped Who left me in front of the television It was the second major international crisis that became part of my childhood dreams I remember 3 5 years earlier being freaked out by the Iran hostage crisis I was aware of angry protesters machine guns blindfolds the Ayatollah Khomeini's rants and a huge dark hole of uncertainty While the Iranian hostage crisis shares very little DIRECTLY with the civil war in El Salvador excepting the disgusting way people treat each other the screwed up way that America dealt with both Central America El Salvador Nicaragua and Iran and the lies we tell ourselves to pretend things are getting better these two co


  2. Rachel Rachel says:

    Paperback ↠ Salvador Epub æ salvador kindle, Salvador PDFEPUBDidion's prose is precise and exuisite but I struggled with her interpretation of her experience She argues against continued US involvement in El Salvador's civil war which seems like the right argument but one based primarily on her fear for her own safety understandable but not actually relevant to the formation of US policy and secondarily on her complete dismissal of the value of Salvadoran culture and ultimately Salvadoran lives Her story covers a two week time period during which she overgeneralizes her own terror as the experience that all Salvadoran citizens must be having yet the only Salvadorans whose stories she recounts are the ones currently in power who are likely afraid but for different reasons than Didion and a few besieged writers who admittedly are likely experiencing a fear very similar to Didion's except perhaps even intense since they can't easily leave the country In addition she criticizes the uali


  3. Becki Becki says:

    Paperback ↠ Salvador Epub æ salvador kindle, Salvador PDFEPUBIf I were just judging Joan Didion's prose it would be 5 stars every time But a few things about Salvador kept me from giving this book a 5 star ratingBut first a disclaimer I'm half Salvadoran My American father and Salvadoran mother met in El Salvador and married in '77 and I was born in '79 in the States just a few months after my parents decided to come back here That said I've never really spoken to them about the war I've only actually only visited the country once as a child while the war was still going on But my entire extended family continued to live there through the war and still do todaySo I come to the book with some ideas in my head about pre Civil War El Salvador as well as some knowledge of what happened both after Didion wrote this b


  4. DoctorM DoctorM says:

    Paperback ↠ Salvador Epub æ salvador kindle, Salvador PDFEPUBI've always been in love with Joan Didion's reportage with the dry affectless distanced language that suddenly powerfully yields razor sharp insights Salvador is the finest of her post 1960s writing a picture of a ghostly fear haunted country at the beginning of the 1980s Didion catches the emptiness of official language and press releases the utter and all consuming cynicism of a society where conspiracy is assumed and random death a fact of daily life the empty streets and villages haunted by jeeps full of killers and where certain corners and vacant fields are known body dumps If you read this listen to Bruce C


  5. Garrett Garrett says:

    Paperback ↠ Salvador Epub æ salvador kindle, Salvador PDFEPUBFine writing and terrifically atmospheric but at thirty years' remove Didion's weary and wary apolitical stance her insistence that it's impossible to tell what's happening or who's responsible and that the violence is all pretty much aimless feels less like insight and like giving up Having just read the remarkable Blood of Brothers Life and War in Nicaragua this felt slight and nearly trite


  6. Jake Jake says:

    Paperback ↠ Salvador Epub æ salvador kindle, Salvador PDFEPUBOkay it is perhaps unfair to expect of what is clearly a minor work like Salvador the same thoroughgoing insight that Didion displays in her major non fiction books like Slouching Toward Bethlehem and The White Album That said I was not impressed by this book Salvador made me real


  7. Keen Keen says:

    Paperback ↠ Salvador Epub æ salvador kindle, Salvador PDFEPUB25 StarsThe US is one of those countries which has interfered with or invaded so many countries within the last century that you sometimes lose track of some of the names There must be millions of American children out there who will be totally oblivious to their nation’s role in the Salvadoran Civil WarOf course the US may well have been the strongest supporters of the Salvadoran military government by 1984 Reagan had spent close to 1 billion in aid but they were not alone they were helped by the Latin American dictators like Pinochet’s Chile and Videla’s ArgentinaDidion gives a grim yet compelling oversight into the death suads Sheraton murders the raped and murdered missionaries and some of the main players involved in the war and there are some fairly graphic descriptions of the casualties Overall I thought there was a distinct lack of cla


  8. Erik Graff Erik Graff says:

    Paperback ↠ Salvador Epub æ salvador kindle, Salvador PDFEPUBDuring the Reagan administration the United States committed itself to a policy of rollback as regards populist movements particularly in the Americas We invaded Grenada and created proxy armies in Costa Rica and Honduras while attempting the overthrow of Nicaragua Unremarkably we supported the dictatorships of Honduras Guatemala and El Salvador against popular insurgenciesDuring this segment of the eighties I was very active politically both with the Socialist Party and with solidarity groups at my school Loyola University Chicago It was like VietNam all over again like high school and college except this time


  9. Stefanie Stefanie says:

    Paperback ↠ Salvador Epub æ salvador kindle, Salvador PDFEPUBIf I had read this book in the context of my Latin American history class I would have appreciated its perspective The bo


  10. Ed Ed says:

    Paperback ↠ Salvador Epub æ salvador kindle, Salvador PDFEPUBJoan Didion's nonfictionreportage can be tough to read; Salvador is no exception My difficulty isn't with her subject matter although it can be grim as it is here or simply excruciating as in her two most recent books covering the deaths of her husband and then her daughter It is because she produces such beautiful fully formed and precisely balanced sentences that one at least this one can get bogged down in marveling


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