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Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslaviaby Rebecca West
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A classic of Italian literature, this epic and unforgettable novel recounts one mans long and turbulent life in revolutionary Italy
At the age of eighty-three and nearing death, Carlo Altoviti has decided to write down the confessions of his long life. Throughout, Carlo has lived for his two great passions: his dream of a unified, free Italy and his undying love for the magnificent but inconstant Pisana. Peopled by a host of unforgettable characters, this epic historical novel intertwines the remarkable story of one mans life and the history of Italys unification.
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This reprint from 1941 is an in-depth exploration of the history, people, and politics of Yugoslavia, by novelist and writer Rebecca West (1892-1983). The lengthy volume began as a travel book but turned into a detailed study that includes history and cultural commentary about relationships among ethnic groups and about everyday life. It is organized by different regions, including Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Written on the brink of World War II, West's classic examination of the history, people, and politics of Yugoslavia is a magnificent blend of travel journal, cultural commentary, and historical insight.
Written on the brink of World War II, Rebecca Wests classic examination of the history, people, and politics of Yugoslavia illuminates a region that is still a focus of international concern. A magnificent blend of travel journal, cultural commentary, and historical insight, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon probes the troubled history of the Balkans and the uneasy relationships among its ethnic groups. The landscape and the people of Yugoslavia are brilliantly observed as West untangles the tensions that rule the countrys history as well as its daily life.
About the Author
Rebecca West (18921983) was a novelist, biographer, journalist, critic, and one of the twentieth centur‛s most brilliant and forceful writers.
Christopher Hitchens is a celebrated author and critic. His books include Love, Poverty, and War and Why Orwell Matters.
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