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Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics) - Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143104902 (014310490X)
ASIN: 014310490X
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 1181
Edition language: English
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Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it
5.0 Greatest Travelog Ever?
I finally finished this mother. It was given to me as a gift and I was intimidated by the heft. However, it was one of the finest books I have ever read. It is part travelog, part history, and part literature. It is one of the great books of the 20th century, a magnum opus. A detailed histor...
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Writing a five-star review full of superlatives is always difficult: for people who haven’t read it yet, there’s no way any book can live up to the kind of praise that someone who loves it wants to give out. And so I really need to marshall my thoughts here, because I genuinely believe that Black La...
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