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Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey
Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey
Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey
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Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey

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Author: Fonseca, Isabel

Brand: Vintage

Color: Gold

Edition: Reprint

Number Of Pages: 352

Release Date: 29-10-1996

Details: Product Description A masterful work of personal reportage, this volume is also a vibrant portrait of a mysterious people and an essential document of a disappearing culture.    Fabled, feared, romanticized, and reviled, the Gypsies—or Roma—are among the least understood people on earth. Their culture remains largely obscure, but in Isabel Fonseca they have found an eloquent witness.   In Bury Me Standing, alongside unforgettable portraits of individuals—the poet, the politician, the child prostitute—Fonseca offers sharp insights into the humor, language, wisdom, and taboos of the Roma. She traces their exodus out of India 1,000 years ago and their astonishing history of persecution: enslaved by the princes of medieval Romania; massacred by the Nazis; forcibly assimilated by the communist regimes; evicted from their settlements in Eastern Europe, and most recently, in Western Europe as well. Whether as handy scapegoats or figments of the romantic imagination, the Gypsies have always been with us—but never before have they been brought so vividly to life.   Includes fifty black and white photos. From Publishers Weekly An exploration of the frequently persecuted and misunderstood Gypsy population of eastern Europe. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. Review . . . admirably musters difficult material into a story of vividly sketched individuals and enlightening ideas. -- The New York Times Book Review, Annette Kobak From the Inside Flap Isabel Fonseca describes the four years she spent with Gypsies from Albania to Poland, listening to their stories, deciphering their taboos, and befriending their matriarchs, activists, and child prostitutes. A masterful work of personal reportage, this volume is also a vibrant portrait of a mysterious people and an essential document of a disappearing culture. 50 photos. About the Author Isabel Fonseca grew up on New York City. She went to Barnard College and Oxford University before settling in London, where she worked as an editor at the  Times Literary Supplement. She has written for the  Times,  The Guardian,  The Economist,  Harper's Bazaar,  The Wall Street Journal, The  New Yorker, and  The American Scholar, among other publications. Since its appearance in 1995, the national bestseller  Bury Me Standing has  been published in twenty-two countries. Fonseca is also the author of a novel,  Attachment. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Martin Amis.

EAN: 9780679737438

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: UsedLikeNew