Bury Me Standing by Isabel Fonseca
The Gypsies and Their Journey

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Isabel Fonseca describes the four years she spent with Gypsies from Albania to Poland, listening to their stories, deciphering their taboos, and befriending their matriarchs, activists, and child prostitutes. 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. 50 photos.


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About Isabel Fonseca

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Isabel Fonseca was born and raised in New York City. She was educated at Barnard College and Oxford University. Since the early 1980s, she has made her home mostly in England, where she worked in publishing and then as an editor at the Times Literary Supplement. Her journalism has appeared in a wide range of publications, from The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal to The New Yorker and Vogue. She lives in London with her husband, Martin Amis, and their two daughters.
 
Published September 14, 2011 by Vintage. 336 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A journalist's vivid study of Eastern Europe's Gypsies (the Roma) that explores the myths, customs, and actuality of Gypsy life while addressing the central question of Gypsy identity in the post-Holocaust 20th century.

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In numerous visits to east central Europe, London-based journalist Fonseca has produced an intriguing and affecting portrait of the continent's largest minority. Her first-person narrative meanders, b

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An exploration of the frequently persecuted and misunderstood Gypsy population of eastern Europe.

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After recounting a summer in the Gypsy quarter of Tirana, Albania, she explores Gypsy history, then profiles women in the deracinated Bulgarian Gypsy culture.

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She begins with her experiences living with a Gypsy family, and from there manages to cover the suspected origins of the Gypsy people, Gypsy history in Europe, how Gypsies fared during the holocaust and subsequent communist regimes, and current (when the book was published in the mid-90’s) effort...

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