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Burying the typewriter : a memoir

Author: Carmen Bugan
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author recounts growing up on her grandparents' farm in the Romanian countryside and describes being shunned at school and by neighbors after discovering that her father was a political dissident during the time of Ceausescu.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Carmen Bugan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carmen Bugan
ISBN: 9781555976170 1555976174
OCLC Number: 759175059
Notes: "Winner of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Bakeless Prize"--Cover.
"Winner of the 2011 Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize for Nonfiction."--Page 4 of cover.
Description: xvi, 224 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Lynn Freed --
Old photographs --
Bunicu and Bunica : Drăgănşti, 1975 --
Holidays --
The house of straw --
Earthquake --
The Black Sea --
The angels in Bunica's dream --
Pouring the foundation --
Hands at the window --
Burying the typewriter --
The watermelon child --
March 10, 1983 --
Mom's dream --
An audience with my father at the Rahova Prison --
My parent's divorce --
Aiud --
Amnesty --
House arrest --
My visit to the American Embassy --
Last summer with Bunicu Neculai --
Goodbye, my village, October 1989 --
Returning to Rome, 2006 --
Afterword: The files, 2010-2011.
Responsibility: Carmen Bugan.

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The author recounts growing up on her grandparents' farm in the Romanian countryside and describes being shunned at school and by neighbors after discovering that her father was a political dissident during the time of Ceausescu.

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