- Taschenbuch: 272 Seiten
- Verlag: Modern Library; Auflage: New edition (12. Juni 2001)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0375753966
- ISBN-13: 978-0375753961
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,5 x 1,3 x 20,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 7 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 81.370 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Slightly Out of Focus (Modern Library War) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 12. Juni 2001
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"A powerful story nimbly told. For devotees of fine photography or accounts of World War II, the Modern Library 's reprinting is a welcome gift."
-- Tampa Tribune and Times
"Capa's work is itself the picture of a great heart and an overwhelming compassion. . . . He could photograph motion and gaiety and heartbreak. He could photograph thought. He captured a world."
-- John Steinbeck
"Above all--and this is what shows in his pictures--Capa, who spent so much energy on inventions for his own person, has deep, human sympathy for men and women trapped in reality."
-- John Hersey
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Das Buch ist in einem angenehmen, leichten Englisch geschrieben und zwischen den Zeilen lernt der Leser viel über Robert Capa. Die Einleitung aus der Feder seines Bruders Cornell, wie Capa Mitglied der Agentur Mangnum, trägt viel zum Verständnis bei.
Zumindest nach diesem Buch: "There is absolutely no reason to get up in the morning any more." ...for another read.
Mr. Capa wrote well for someone who learned English but his marvelous photographs included in this book say much more than the words on the printed page. Some of the photographs were familiar and others were new for me. They are touched with compassion and so involved with the scene as if the camera eye were able to explore the world invisible.
In sum, a wonderful book to read and treasure for Capa's outlook on life, his experiences and his unique photographs.
A hint of his talent is on display in the very short chapter he wrote in the middle of "A Russian Journal", but here he has the opportunity to let rip, and the result is a fascinating book, which often surprises with its humour and deep compassion. I read it in a single sitting.
The book describes not just the D-Day invasion, but also campaigns in North Africa, Sicily and southern Italy, as well as the charming, comical (and largely factual) romance he had developing in London at the same time. To label it a mere "war book" does not do it justice.
Apparently the book was written with a view to making it a feature film, so the action moves apace. But it is Capa's personlity that really shines through, a courageous and modest man, always ready to play down his own achievements and laugh at himself even as he stared death in the face. Highly recommended.
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a very interesting read, and Capa's style is at times light-hearted, which doesn't always seem fitting for the things he is describing. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 26. Oktober 2007 von allesteer
After reading the book, I felt a deep sadness, not because of anything Capa had written, but because I realized that I would never get the opportunity to meet the author in person,... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 16. November 1999 veröffentlicht