Life After Communism
By (author) Slavenka Drakulic
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Cafe Europa by Slavenka Drakulic
Book DescriptionEurope is still a divided continent. In the place of a fallen Berlin wall, there is a chasm between the East and the West. Are these differences a communist legacy, or do they run even deeper? What divides us today? To say simply that it is the understanding of the past, or a different concept of time, is not enough. But a visitor to this part of the world will soon discover that we, the Eastern Europeans, live in another time zone. We live in the twentieth century, but at the same time we inhabit a past full of myths and fairy tales, of blood and national belonging, and the fact that most people are lying and cheating or that they have the habit of blaming others for every failure...' An intimate tour of life on the streets of Budapest, Tirana, Warsaw and Zagreb, as those cities continue to acclimatise to the post-Communist thaw, Cafe Europa does not provide easy solutions or furnish political pallatives. Rather as a Croatian with a viewpoint of ever-widening relevance, the value of Slavenka Drakulic's wry and humane observations lie in the emotional force of their honesty and the clarity of their insight...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349107295
(198mm x 166mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 10-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Slavenka Drakulic
Two Underdogs and a Cat, Hardback (November 2009)
Presents an unorthodox, imaginative take on the transition from Communism to capitalism in the former Soviet Union. This title features three stories that are unified by questions such as: Are democracy and capitalism really a change for the better? Is there such a thing as collective responsibility? And how do we remember and understand our past?
Frida's Bed, Paperback / softback (September 2008)
This beautifully imagined story of the last days of Frida Kahlo's life explores the inner life of one of the world's most influential female artists.
They Would Never Hurt a Fly, Paperback (December 2003)» View all books by Slavenka Drakulic
* An accessible, involving and moving account of the Balkan war criminals
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Author Biography - Slavenka Drakulic
Slavenka Drakulic was born in Croatia in 1949, is a writer and journalist whose two novels and three non-fiction books have been translated into major European languages. She contributes to The New Republic, La Stampa, Dagens Nyheter, Frankfurter Runschau and the Observer.
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