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Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia

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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)

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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.

Synopsis:

Written on the brink of World War II, Rebecca West’s 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 country’s history as well as its daily life.

About the Author

Rebecca West (1892–1983) 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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Tom Hudak, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by Tom Hudak)
I can't believe I let this book sit on my shelf unread for so many years. Ok, maybe its length is intimidating. And to be honest, I am only halfway through. But what a great read on so many levels: journalism, history, and literature. I am marking passages worth coming back to, and am finding them throughout.
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rxcandy, August 27, 2008 (view all comments by rxcandy)
Part travelogue, part history book, Dame West takes the reader on a fascinating journey from Vienna to Beograd, and all points in between.
The same problems that plagued the Balkans over 70 years ago still take place today. Her penchant for details is unyielding. Although over 1,000 pages, a must read for those seeking a clearer understanding of Balkan conflicts, both past and present.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143104902
Author:
West, Rebecca
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Hitchens, Christopher
Introduction:
Hitchens, Christopher
Author:
Riall, Lucy
Author:
Randall, Frederika
Author:
Hitchens, Christopher
Author:
Nievo, Ippolito
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Europe - Eastern
Subject:
Yugoslavia History.
Subject:
Yugoslavia Description and travel.
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Balkan Republics
Subject:
World History-Eastern Europe
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
928
Dimensions:
8.44x5.50x2.26 in. 2.22 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 928 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143104902 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by ,
Written on the brink of World War II, Rebecca West’s 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 country’s history as well as its daily life.

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