Bury Me Standing

Bury Me Standing

The Gypsies and Their Journey

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
A portrait of the Roma Gypsies of Eastern Europe is based on the author's interviews with those of Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, and other nations and traces their history from their exodus from India to their difficult present. 10,000 first printing.

Book News
A remarkable, candid and unromanticized account of the Gypsies or Roma by Fonseca, who lived and traveled with the Gypsies of Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the former Yugoslavia, Romania, and Albania. Includes b&w photographs. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
After the revolutions of 1989, Isabel Fonseca lived and traveled with the Gypsies of Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the former Yugoslavia, Romainia, and Albania - listening to their stories and recording their attempts to become something more than despised outsiders. In Bury Me Standing, alongside unforgettable portraits of individuals - the poet, the politician, the child prostitute - are vivid insights into the wit, language, wisdom, and taboos of the Roma.
In a compelling narrative account of this large and landless minority, Fonseca also traces their long-ago exodus out of India and their history of relentless persecution: enslaved by the princes of medieval Romania; massacred by the Nazis in what the Roma call "the Devouring"; forcibly assimilated by the communist regime; and, most recently, evicted from their settlements by nationalistic mobs in the new "democracies" of the East, and under violent attack in the Western countries to which many have fled.

& Taylor

Combines anthropological fieldwork, journalism, and oral history to provide an account of Gypsy history, customs, and place in twentieth-century political changes

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679406785
Branch Call Number: 909 FO
Characteristics: 322 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm


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Oct 02, 2018

Illuminating, thoughtful, and sympathetic history/travelogue about the Gypsies (or Roma), one of the most marginalized, persecuted, and enigmatic subcultures in the world.


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