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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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Recensione: Part travelogue, part history, part love letter on a thousand-page scale, Rebecca West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon is a genre-bending masterwork written in elegant prose. But what makes it so unlikely to be confused with any other book of history, politics, or culture--with, in fact, any other book--is its unashamed depth of feeling: think The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire crossed with Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. West visited Yugoslavia for the first time in 1936. What she saw there affected her so much that she had to return--partly, she writes, because it most resembled "the country I have always seen between sleeping and waking," and partly because "it was like picking up a strand of wool that would lead me out of a labyrinth in which, to my surprise, I had found myself immured." Black Lamb is the chronicle of her travels, but above all it is West following that strand of wool: through countless historical digressions; through winding narratives of battles, slavery, and assassinations; through Shakespeare and Augustine and into the very heart of human frailty.
West wrote on the brink of World War II, when she was "already convinced of the inevitability of the second Anglo-German war." The resulting book is colored by that impending conflict, and by West's search for universals amid the complex particulars of Balkan history. In the end, she saw the region's doom--and our own--in a double infatuation with sacrifice, the "black lamb and grey falcon" of her title. It's the story of Abraham and Isaac without the last-minute reprieve: those who hate are all too ready to martyr the innocent in order to procure their own advantage, and the innocent themselves are all too eager to be martyred. To West, in 1941, "the whole world is a vast Kossovo, an abominable blood-logged plain." Unfortunately, little has happened since then to prove her wrong. --Mary Park
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Descrizione libro Canongate, London, 1993. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1181 pages; index. Classic portrait of the people of the Balkans. NB. This is a heavy book and may require extra postage charges. All proceeds of sale to the Oxfam charity. Codice libro della libreria 022679
Descrizione libro Canongate Books Ltd, 27.07.2006., 2006. Condizione libro: Gut. Auflage: Main.. 1218 Seiten Schnitt leicht angegilbt, Cover leicht wellig, Buch ist durch Druckstellen am Cover etwas verlagert (quer durchgebogen), kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 229437 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1300 21,4 x 13,6 x 5,4 cm, Taschenbuch. Codice libro della libreria 165872
Descrizione libro Canongate Books Ltd, 2006. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria F6-9781841957876
Descrizione libro Canongate Books Ltd. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia (Main), Rebecca West, Geoff Dyer, This is a new edition of a travel literature classic introduced by Geoff Dyer. First published in 1942, Rebecca West's epic masterpiece is widely regarded as the most illuminating book to have been written on the former state of Yugoslavia. It is a work of enduring value that remains essential for anyone attempting to understand the enigmatic history of the Balkan states, and the continuing friction in this fractured area of Europe. Codice libro della libreria B9781841957876
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Descrizione libro Canongate Books Ltd 2006-07-27, Edinburgh, 2006. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9781841957876
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Descrizione libro Canongate Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Main. 215 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is a new edition of a travel literature classic introduced by Geoff Dyer. First published in 1942, Rebecca West s epic masterpiece is widely regarded as the most illuminating book to have been written on the former state of Yugoslavia. It is a work of enduring value that remains essential for anyone attempting to understand the enigmatic history of the Balkan states, and the continuing friction in this fractured area of Europe. Codice libro della libreria AA99781841957876