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Bury me standing

the Gypsies and their journey

1st ed.

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Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

Out of the Mouth of Papusza: A Cautionary Tale
One: The Dukas of Albania
Kinostudio
Everybody Sees Only His Own Dish
Women's Work
Learning to Speak
Into Town
The Zoo
To Mbrostar
Two: Hindupen
Three: Antoinette, Emilia, and Elena
Four: The Least Obedient People in the World
Emilian of Bolintin Deal
A Social Problem
Slavery
No Place to Go
Five: The Other Side
Six: Zigeuner Chips
Seven: The Devouring
Eight: The Temptation to Exist

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-315) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
909/.0491497
Library of Congress
DX115 .F66 1995

The Physical Object

Pagination
322 p. :
Number of pages
322

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL782326M
Internet Archive
burymestandinggy00fons
ISBN 10
0679406786
ISBN 13
9780679406785
LC Control Number
95014272
OCLC/WorldCat
32387216
Library Thing
17815
Goodreads
2009093
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