Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Granta Books
Published: 7th Feb '19
‘It is quite impossible to deny the artistic brilliance of her reportage. [Didion] brings El Salvador to life so that it ends up invading our flesh.’ – New York Times
El Salvador, 1982, is at the height of a ghastly civil war. Joan Didion travels from battlefields to body dumps, interviews a puppet president, considers the distinctly Salvadorean meaning of the verb ‘to disappear’ and trains a merciless eye not only on the terror there but also on the depredations and evasions of US foreign policy. Salvador is a restless and unflinching masterclass in the art of reportage by one of the great literary stylists of the twentieth century.
|Dimensions||6 × 129 × 198 mm|