Bury me standing.
New York : Knopf, 1995
Isabel Fonseca; David Lindroth Inc.,
|描述：||322 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.|
|内容：||Out of the mouth of Papusza : A cautionary tale --
Pt. 1. The Dukas of Albania --
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 --
No place to go --
Pt. 5. The other side. Pt. 6. Zigeuner chips. Pt. 7. The devouring. Pt. 8. The temptation to exist.
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.