Bury me standing : the Gypsies and their journey

by Fonseca, Isabel.

Format: Print Book 1996.
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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.

Fabled, feared, romanticized, and reviled, the Gypsies--or Roma--are among the least understood people on earth. Their culture remains largely obscure, but in Isabel Fonseca they have found an eloquent witness.

In Bury Me Standing , alongside unforgettable portraits of individuals--the poet, the politician, the child prostitute--Fonseca offers sharp insights into the humor, language, wisdom, and taboos of the Roma. She traces their exodus out of India 1,000 years ago and their astonishing history of persecution: enslaved by the princes of medieval Romania; massacred by the Nazis; forcibly assimilated by the communist regimes; evicted from their settlements in Eastern Europe, and most recently, in Western Europe as well. Whether as handy scapegoats or figments of the romantic imagination, the Gypsies have always been with us--but never before have they been brought so vividly to life.

Includes fifty black and white photos.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "An exploration of the frequently persecuted and misunderstood Gypsy population of eastern Europe. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Romanies -- History.
Publisher New York :Vintage,1996.
Edition 1st Vintage Departures ed.
Language English
Description 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 067973743X (pbk.) :
9780679737438 (pbk.)
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