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The taste of ashes : the afterlife of totalitarianism in Eastern Europe

Author: Marci Shore
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Yale historian and prize-winning author Shore illuminates the afterlife of totalitarianism in this inventive, wholly original look at the complex psyche of Eastern Europe in the wake of the revolutions of 1989 and the opening of the Communist archives.
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Named Person: Marci Shore; Marci Shore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marci Shore
ISBN: 9780307888815 0307888819 9780307888839 0307888835 9780307888822 0307888827
OCLC Number: 779777873
Description: xiv, 370 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: The taste of ashes --
A wrinkle in time --
Truth --
"Hair is like garbage" --
"Everything I know about people I learned in the camps" --
"It was only a small revolution" --
Pornography in Prague --
"The human being is rather perverse" --
Reason and conscience --
A Galician summer --
"Think about whether or not I was right" --
The other side of Stalinism --
The locomotive of history --
Cemeteries --
Broken families --
The eternally wandering Jew --
The dead and the living --
"But not in the ovens" --
Children of the revolution --
The taste of caviar --
Files --
"Everything was so unattractive" --
Unrequited love --
A star of the stage --
Lustration --
God-seeking --
Tragedy and romance.
Responsibility: Marci Shore.

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Yale historian and prize-winning author Shore illuminates the afterlife of totalitarianism in this inventive, wholly original look at the complex psyche of Eastern Europe in the wake of the revolutions of 1989 and the opening of the Communist archives.

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