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Eliot Weinberger, What I heard about Iraq

· 1 January 2006 |  by Janantoon
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Eliot Weinberger, What I heard about IraqWhat I heard about Iraq

Eliot Weinberger

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taal: Engels
gepubliceerd door: Verso
eerste editie:
gedrukt: 2005
verworven: 2006
bindwijze: paperback
isbn: 1844670368
verworven via: Amazon

This is not a novel, this is not a documentary, this is poetry. Dramatic poetry like the old saga’s, like Beowulf, where man’s life was very cheap.
Weinberger did no more than compile statements by Bush, Rumsfeld, Rice, by colonels and generals, by Iraqi citizens. He interlards these utterances with facts gathered from newspapers. We could all have done it; I already knew practically every sentence in this book.
But the way in which he lets these scraps speak for themselves, without even one word of personal comment, has a devastating effect.
This book was read in Berlin and other cities on the First Anniversary of the Political Lie on March, 20, 2006.
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