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The Taste of Ashes

The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe
Shore, Marci (Book - 2013 )
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The Taste of Ashes


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Yale historian and prize-winning author Shore illuminates the afterlife of totalitarianism in this inventive, wholly original look at the complex psyche of Eastern Europe in the wake of the revolutions of 1989 and the opening of the Communist archives.
Authors: Shore, Marci
Title: The taste of ashes
the afterlife of totalitarianism in Eastern Europe
Publisher: New York :, Crown,, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: ixv, 370 p. ;,25 cm
Contents: The taste of ashes
A wrinkle in time
Truth
"Hair is like garbage"
"Everything I know about people I learned in the camps"
"It was only a small revolution"
Pornography in Prague
"The human being is rather perverse"
Reason and conscience
A Galician summer
"Think about whether or not I was right"
The other side of Stalinism
The locomotive of history
Cemeteries
Broken families
The eternally wandering Jew
The dead and the living
"But not in the ovens"
Children of the revolution"
The taste of caviar"
Files
"Everything was so unattractive"
Unrequited love
A star of the stage
Lustration
God-seeking
Tragedy and romance
Summary: Yale historian and prize-winning author Shore illuminates the afterlife of totalitarianism in this inventive, wholly original look at the complex psyche of Eastern Europe in the wake of the revolutions of 1989 and the opening of the Communist archives.
ISBN: 0307888835
9780307888839
0307888819
9780307888815
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