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Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey

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After the revolutions of 1989, Isabel Fonseca 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 Bury Me Standing, 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. In a compelling narrative account of this large and landless minority, Fonseca 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.

Review:

"[Fonseca] details the discrimination that has kept the Gypsies...from development of an identity and acceptance by the international community." Library Journal

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"[A]dmirably musters difficult material into a story of vividly sketched individuals and enlightening ideas." New York Times Book Review

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Synopsis:

Isabel Fonseca describes the four years she spent with Gypsies from Albania to Poland, listening to their stories, deciphering their taboos, and befriending their matriarchs, activists, and child prostitutes. A masterful work of personal reportage, this volume is also a vibrant portrait of a mysterious people and an essential document of a disappearing culture. 50 photos.

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ISBN:
9780679737438
Author:
Fonseca, Isabel
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Gypsies
Subject:
Gypsies -- History.
Subject:
Romanies
Subject:
Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
Romanies - History
Subject:
Europe - Eastern
Subject:
history;gypsies;non-fiction;roma;sociology;anthropology;travel;ethnography;culture;gypsy;europe;eastern europe;cultural studies;romani;romany;biography;wwii;ethnicity;romania;balkans
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Series Volume:
no. 33
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 BandW PHOTOGRAPHS, 3 MAPS
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.7 in 0.75 lb

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Product details 336 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679737438 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[Fonseca] details the discrimination that has kept the Gypsies...from development of an identity and acceptance by the international community."
"Review" by , "[A]dmirably musters difficult material into a story of vividly sketched individuals and enlightening ideas."
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"Synopsis" by , Isabel Fonseca describes the four years she spent with Gypsies from Albania to Poland, listening to their stories, deciphering their taboos, and befriending their matriarchs, activists, and child prostitutes. A masterful work of personal reportage, this volume is also a vibrant portrait of a mysterious people and an essential document of a disappearing culture. 50 photos.
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