Sunday, January 06, 2013

"Sarajevo Daily" "by Tom Gjelten [1]

[As is becoming an all-too predictable routine, this blog goes more or less dormant during the Spring and Fall semesters and then I try to get a review or two in during the Winter and Summer breaks. In keeping with this de facto tradition, here is my latest review.]

Tom Gjelten has been a correspondent for National Public Radio since 1982. In 1995, he published a book based on his reporting from Sarajevo entitled Sarajevo Daily: A City and Its Newspaper Under Siege. Gjelten chose to present the story of the Sarajevo daily newspaper Oslobodenje as a microcosm of the multiethnic city under nationalist attack. Gjelten's account has been widely praised, and although he is not a Serbo-Croat speaker, many of the principles he worked with were fluent English speakers, and he also had access to translators when interviewing others.

I will begin my review in the next post.

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