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Bury me standing : the Gypsies and their journey

Author: Isabel Fonseca; David Lindroth Inc.,
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©1995.
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After the revolutions of 1989, the author lived and traveled with the Gypsies of Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the former Yugoslavia, Romainia, and Albania -- listening to their stories and recording their attempts to become something more than despised outsiders. In this book, alongside unforgettable portraits of individuals -- the poet, the politician, the child prostitute- - are vivid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fonseca, Isabel.
Bury me standing.
New York : Knopf, 1995
(OCoLC)647643678
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isabel Fonseca; David Lindroth Inc.,
ISBN: 0679406786 9780679406785
OCLC Number: 32387216
Notes: The Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Description: 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Out of the mouth of Papusza : A cautionary tale --
pt. 1. The Dukas of Albania --
Kinostudio --
Everybody sees only his own dish --
Women's work --
Learning to speak --
Into town --
The zoo --
To Mbrostar --
pt. 2. Hindupen. pt. 3. Antoinette, Emilia, and Elena. pt. 4. The least obedient people in the world --
Emilian of Bolintin Deal --
A social problem --
Slavery --
No place to go --
pt. 5. The other side. pt. 6. Zigeuner chips. pt. 7. The devouring. pt. 8. The temptation to exist.
Responsibility: Isabel Fonseca.
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After the revolutions of 1989, the author lived and traveled with the Gypsies of Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the former Yugoslavia, Romainia, and Albania -- listening to their stories and recording their attempts to become something more than despised outsiders. In this book, alongside unforgettable portraits of individuals -- the poet, the politician, the child prostitute- - are vivid insights into the wit, language, wisdom, and taboos of the Roma. The author also traces their long-ago exodus out of India and their history of relentless persecution: enslaved by the princes of medieval Romania; massacred by the Nazis in what the Roma call "the Devouring"; forcibly assimilated by the communist regime; and, most recently, evicted from their settlements by nationalistic mobs in the new "democracies" of the East, and under violent attack in the Western countries to which many have fled.

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