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This is beautifully written, and does a perfect job of capturing the awe and strangeness of mythology while telling an emotionally engaging story. There’s literally nothing about this book that I would wish different; however, I’m not sure it resonates with me personally quite enough to bump it up to five stars.
So far as we feel sympathy, we feel we are not accomplices to what caused the suffering. Our sympathy proclaims our innocence as well as our impotence. To that extent, it can be (for all our good intentions) an impertinent — if not an inappropriate — response.
What this book offers: interesting thoughts on how we relate to photos of suffering, and on the history of war photography; numerous references to morbid photos and films
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