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Riassunto: ?Rebecca West?s magnum opus . . . one of the great books of our time.? ?The New Yorker
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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Sinossi: First appearing in two volumes in 1942, this book was written as a result of the author's three journeys to Yugoslavia: one in 1936, another in 1937 and finally, in the summer of 1938. At first, she thought it was folly to consider a book on such a subject and it seems that her publishers thought so too. But the book became a historical, archaeological and political analysis of the country, as well as a conversation and an account of folklore, prophecy, and a record of landscape. The book also includes the author's views on religion, ethics, art, myth and gender. The book was completed as Yugoslavia was plunged into political turmoil, followed by invasion and four years of merciless civil and partisan warfare. It is being re-published half a century later during equally critical times for the people of the Balkans. Rebecca West is the author of nonfiction works such as "The Meaning of Treason" and "A Train of Powder", and works of fiction including "The Thinking Reed", "The Fountain Overflows" and "The Birds Fall Down".
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Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 1943. Condizione libro: Good. First Thus. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP82549899
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97806701719104.0
Descrizione libro Viking Adult. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0670171913 1943 Viking hard cover - 1st single volume 1st edition 1st printing - no dust jacket - 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch tear at top edge of cover - some staining to page edge - owner's name inside cover - webbing showing at front leaf - otherwise binding strong contents clean - enjoy. Codice libro della libreria SKU1010177
Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 1943. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0670171913
Descrizione libro Viking Adult, 1943. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020670171913