- File Size: 13684 KB
- Print Length: 100 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Digital (October 1, 2012)
- Publication Date: October 1, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009HVQ1JW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Penny, Laurie; Crabapple, Molly (2012-10-01). Discordia: Six Nights in Crisis Athens (Kindle Locations 1173-1176). Random House. Kindle Edition.
Penny, Laurie; Crabapple, Molly (2012-10-01). Discordia: Six Nights in Crisis Athens (Kindle Location 1176). Random House. Kindle Edition.
Laurie and Molly, versed in capturing civil uprisings, bestow us with a work that is eye opening, visceral and gives us a picture of Greece from a more human perspective - a narrative of human spirit and triumph amongst a climate of fear and violence. We get stories from citizens in a hot Athens from all walks of life: journalists, mental health workers, anarchists and immigrants.
Laurie offers us a glimpse into the mind of a guerrilla journalist, called by some part of her self to tell the story no one else wants to, in prose that is emotive and clear. Facing arrest, violence and the crushing reality of a failing civilization, she endures and muses about the state of journalism and big media in the world.
Molly's illustrations are hauntingly beautiful and are described by her partner as 'neo-Victorian'. Each rendering tells a story which would otherwise be unnoticed as some of the places they went are secluded 'anarchist' zones and don't allow photos.
Gazing into these renderings, one can't help but notice their heliocentric aspects. It's as if Apollo is amidst each portrait, lurking as an anchor, holding the subject together in the composition.Read more ›
And through the Eye correct the Heart.
If Genius fire thee, Reader, stay,
If Nature touch thee, drop a Tear'
David Garrick wrote this epitaph for Hogarth. For some reason Molly's illuminating illustrations of Athens today brought him to mind.
As for Laurie Penny - her honest, moving writing about the people and events of Athens, for me has the power of Dickens, and I can only hope they reach as many people.
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Great account of the protests in Greece from a fantastic point of view, with amazing illustrations, they complete the tale.Published 22 months ago by Oscar Falcon Lara
It was very brave of the two authors to approach this issue. There is no doubt that they were both adequately aware of the issues before starting their venture. Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by Costas
Penny and Crabapple blend their considerable talents in this simple and powerful account of a nation falling into darkness. Read morePublished on April 24, 2013 by Fouch
This is a great book full of honest commentary, adventure and a refreshing, undeniable realness. The art is great and ranges from rapid, messy sketching to some really beautiful... Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by Blair Wotton
Excellent writing, vibrant art. It's an opinionated (left-leaning) description of crisis-struck Athens, but Laurie Penny still manages to give all the details and be critical of... Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by Dimitrios Raptis
This book will be of interest to fans of the author, and or the illustrator, but for everyone else it won't stand as much more than a novelty. Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by E. Talerico
As a journalist who's watched Laurie Penny's unique take on street-level dissent evolve quickly, from among the protesters in London, New York and now Athens, it's fantastic to see... Read morePublished on October 25, 2012 by Markham Nolan
I didn't know very much about the current situation in Greece before I read this, but I knew a bit about both the authors, and I knew that I took what they said seriously. Read morePublished on October 18, 2012 by R. Jones
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