A Small Corner of Hell: Dispatches from Chechnya #2020

A Small Corner of Hell: Dispatches from Chechnya By Anna Politkovskaya Alexander Burry Tatiana Tulchinsky Georgi M. Derluguian A Small Corner of Hell Dispatches from Chechnya 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 governm
  • Title: A Small Corner of Hell: Dispatches from Chechnya
  • Author: Anna Politkovskaya Alexander Burry Tatiana Tulchinsky Georgi M. Derluguian
  • ISBN: 9780226674339
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Small Corner of Hell: Dispatches from Chechnya By Anna Politkovskaya Alexander Burry Tatiana Tulchinsky Georgi M. Derluguian 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, PoliThe 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
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    1. Anna Politkovskaya Alexander Burry Tatiana Tulchinsky Georgi M. Derluguian

      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 survived and continued her reporting She authored several books about Chechen wars as well as Putin s Russia and received numerous prestigious international awards for her work.She was shot dead in the elevator of her apartment building on.

    499 thoughts on “A Small Corner of Hell: Dispatches from Chechnya”

    1. 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 Putin blamed the recent Russian protests on Sec of State Clinton, who, according to him, give the protesters the secret code word.Politkovskaya wouldn t be surprised about that Take a look at what she s [...]


    2. 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 across the world the vast majority of our journalists in the US choose instead to focus on such endless bullshit Yet, she does manage to insert some stories of hope through such horrible chaos Politkovska [...]


    3. 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 other is a hugely long, fanciful, silly novel about But both of them get a lot of their character from the fact that they contain so much of what they contain Politkovskaya s book is basically a collecti [...]


    4. 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 experiencing their lives on a daily basis Her love for the people is obvious, as is her outrage at the atrocities which took place during her stay These people don t know peace, stability, a life free [...]


    5. 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 with the images I have in my brain now I certainly didn t ENJOY this competently written collection of What Newspaper articles Polemics Crime scene reports So, no pleasure for me But have I by readin [...]


    6. This is a collection of articles written by the martyred Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya about the conflict in Chechnya Like her books about the modern Russian Federation and V Putin, it makes for very depressing reading.



    7. you know seldom a day goes by that i do not acknowledge how privileged i am how damn lucky i am to live in a safe place a reasonably sane place i don t think i am particularly naive but i have to admit i have been naive where Russia is concerned i was living under this illusion that with each passing year and with each new leader, Russia was moving further and further away from Stalin and all that his reign entailed i believed that with each new leader, the Russian people were progressing moving [...]


    8. Bad things happen in the world, and I believe you should not close your eyes to them But boy, did this book make me want to close my eyes The late Anna Politkovskaya reports from the Second Chechen War, and especially the first half of the book is incredibly difficult to read It took me almost a week to get through the first 100 pages In it, she travels through Chechnya to talk to mostly civilian eyewitnesses of the war The violence and lawlessness on display is just stunning.Still, I am glad I [...]


    9. Let me preface this by saying that this is an important book for anyone who wants to gain real, or at least journalistic and anecdotal, insight into the conflict in Chechnya That said, if you want a read that is not horrifyingly sad and disturbing, and which you know ends in yet another tragedy Politkovskaya was killed in 2006 you can safely steer clear of it I rate it so lowly because this is the first book in a long while that has changed my mind repeatedly about wanting to read in the evening [...]


    10. Politkovskaya s simple yet striking accounts really make the reader feel present, struggling right alongside the Chechen people during their occupation by the Russians When you close the book, you leave for a moment the grandmother who was shot in her bed, the child who witnessed his father s kidnapping, the woman who was raped, the man who was tortured, the family who starved to death But the human rights violations are real, and continuing, with little to no outside aid.And the author was kill [...]


    11. Last year s novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena won plaudits for its portrayal of the Chechen war, and its author Anthony Marra said he based much of his narrative on Politkovskaya s journalistic accounts Skip the novel, and come straight to the original reporting This is probably the single most horrifying book I ve ever read But it s also astonishing, and clear eyed, and absolutely necessary.



    12. Not an easy read and full of horrific historical content but sheds light on this war i remember as a teen It not an easy read but stick with it


    13. This is a very difficult book to read Written by a Russian journalist who was subsequently murdered by the Russian government, it gives a very brutal account of the history and day to day realities of the Russian war in Chechnya While many in the West chose to overlook what was taking place during the two wars, this book reminded me too much of the horrors that took place during the Balkan wars I would have given it 4 stars but for a few sections that were monotonous.


    14. A disturbing account of the second Chechen War I used it initially for my bedtime reading but the atrocities depicted took away my sleep I could only imagine what effect they would have left in the life of the victims Anna Politkovskaya has been accused of liberal bias, of a certain one track obsession with Russian brutality, ignoring the misdeeds of the Chechen fighters But no one can deny that Anna was one of the bravest journalists ever in human history She takes names without fear in this Da [...]


    15. It is still amazing to me that the modern world finds it so easy to let a conflict like this go on for years without forcing a solution that involves punishing all those who perpetrated war crimes against non combatants and prisoners The fact that the author was herself a victim of this genocidal war by the time I bought this book just adds weight to this real life drama that, for all I know, is still going on right now Politskovskaya does her best to remain objective and to provide a broad, fa [...]


    16. Chechnya is a modern gulag, a modern Auschwitz, a modern Hell There is no description Anna Politkovskaya went into Chechnya, a place where academics can do no research, a place where journalists dare not venture, for they know they will be killed She traversed behind the lines of both sides, she got the stories She was swept up, interogated, beaten, and raped She carves out the soul of Chechnya in these pages, tells the story, each with a guaranteed footnote that will tell you how each participa [...]


    17. Describing the military campaign that took place in the Chechen Republic in the beginning of new Millenium, Politkovskaya has demonstrated the worst sides of contemporary conflicts human rights abuses, corruption, and propaganda and proved that war is always convenient for politicians from all sides because , , 50 50 , , , , , , , , , .


    18. Unrelenting, fearless, heartbreaking This is something that we absolutely should be aware of But the book pointed out something very interesting that it s very difficult to know exactly how bad things are precisely because things are so awful It s just too dangerous Which makes what Politkovskaya did all the courageous and impactful We can share all we want on Facebook and Twitter about the atrocities around the globe, changing profile pictures and hashtags we can write reviews on books that de [...]


    19. This book is brutal A journalist tells first hand stories of her experience in Chechnya during the war, and relays an overwhelming number of stories of its victims The author spoke to a wide, broad array of people from different backgrounds, that suffered different problems She manages to get across the details without getting stuck in any of the likely pitfalls focusing on the dramatic, painting people as heroes because of their suffering, tilting in a patriotic fashion.Politkovskaya focuses on [...]


    20. This book is a literary and journalistic accomplishment The narrative is potent, powerful and at times tear jerking, and the investigative work is beyond words Politkovskaya paints the Chechen Guernica with a hundred small tales we were never meant to read, and gives voice to the people who have none The soldiers, their victims, the doctors who take care of the victims, the people who create the victims, the exiled, the disabled, the unfortunate.Politkovskaya was the embodiment of journalism in [...]


    21. An incredible work of journalism, of importance history has yet to properly grant due Yes, it is grim beyond belief don t even turn the first blood soaked page if your stomach is not empty and mind steeled but even in this small corner of hell, encouraging glimmers of the human spirit emerge Occasionally.Politkovskaya s relentless, fearless pursuit of truth, and refusal in the face of indescribable brutality to lose sight of our mutual humanity or balance or humour for that matter are reasons to [...]


    22. After reading Anthony Marra s fictional account of the wars in Chechnya I wanted to learn about the conflict I turned to Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya Her first hand accounts were horrifying and showed the fictional book was not exaggerated It is awful that she was murdered in 2006 and her voice silenced.


    23. A book on the horrors of the First and Second Chechen War is never going to be an easy read but Anna Politkovskaya s great talent was always in framing and conveying the human story and these dispatches are an extraordinary record on the lives and deaths of the many victims There is such humanity in this book Harrowing but so tender.


    24. I discovered this book by chance while browsing the many used books stores in Toronto Being from the eastern bloc, I was immediately hooked and thus began my love affair with everything Politkovskaya I recently have begun re reading her works, including this one, given the situation in Russia Ukraine A true hero, trailblazer and gone too soon RIP.


    25. I strongly recommend this book if you want a fairly quick synopsis of the history of Chechnya and why the Russians invaded it Following that are personal stories from everyday Chechens about why Chechnya truly is a small corner of hell I ve read every book there is on Chechnya I recommend this one and The Angel of Grozny Both are outstanding


    26. It is a great book to understand the war in Chechnya It is a hard read emotionally because Anna Polikovskya doesn t sugar coat anything This is one of the last book Anna Polikovskya wrote before being murdered because of what she was saying about the war in Chechnya This is a must read if you care about Russian History and or Poltics.


    27. Excellent inside look into life in Chechnya during and between the wars from journalist Anna Politkovskaya, including both civilian and military experience during the war as well as a critical look at the Russian government s involvement or lack thereof, in most cases Anyone with an interest in Chechnya s history needs to read this book.


    28. It is a tragedy what happened to journalist Anna Politkovskaya More international organizations need to be helping in the North Caucus Chechen region It is comparable to the genocide in any African country.


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