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Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

A Journey Through Yugoslavia

  • Author: Rebecca West
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453207465
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 1232
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Hailed as among the most important books of the twentieth century, Rebecca West’s magnum opus is a history, a travelogue, and a sociological study of Yugoslavia that examines how the past shapes the present In a breathtakingly wide-ranging journalistic work, West richly chronicles her travels throughout Yugoslavia in the 1930s, introducing vivid characters and illuminating details. More than a travelogue, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon connects the people and places West encounters to the long history of conflict that has formed national identities in the Balkans across a millennium of shifting alliances. West writes, “I had come to Yugoslavia because I knew that the past has made the present, and I wanted to see how the process works.” As profound, sad, and funny as when it was first published in 1941, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon interrogates the forces that continue to shape our modern world.

A Study Guide for Rebecca West's "Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey through Yugoslavia"

A Study Guide for Rebecca West's

  • Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1410341453
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 29
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A Study Guide for Rebecca West's "Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey through Yugoslavia," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

Black Lambs & Grey Falcons

Black Lambs & Grey Falcons

Women Travellers in the Balkans

  • Author: John B. Allcock,Antonia Young
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9781571817440
  • Category: History
  • Page: 274
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On the surface, naming is simply a way to classify people and their environments. The premise of this study is that it is much more — a form of social control, a political activity, a key to identity maintenance and transformation. Governments legislate and regulate naming; people fight to take, keep, or change their names. A name change can indicate subjugation or liberation, depending on the circumstances. But it always signifies a change in power relations. Since the late 1970s, the author has looked at naming and renaming, cross-culturally and internationally, with particular attention to the effects of colonisation and liberation. The experience of Inuit in Canada is an example of both. Colonisation is only part of the Nunavut experience. Contrary to the dire predictions of cultural genocide theorists, Inuit culture — particularly traditional naming — has remained extremely strong, and is in the midst of a renaissance. Here is a ground-breaking study by the founder of the discipline of political onomastics.

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

  • Author: Rebecca Lamb
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 1847674739
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1218
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With an introduction 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 what was once Yugoslavia, essential for anyone attempting to understand the enigmatic history of the Balkan states. ‘West’s masterpiece [is] one of the great twentieth-century books of any genre.’ Independent ‘Impossible to put down, both timeless and of its time—a travel book and epic narrative history brimming with passion, anger, scholarship and intuition, hatred and love.’ Observer ‘Such incandescent writing—you find yourself wanting to mark every sentence in order to go back and relish it again.’ Brian Eno ‘One of the supreme masterpieces of the twentieth century . . . As a book about Yugoslavia it’s a kind of metaphysical Lonely Planet that never requires updating . . . this is history as it might have been written by Ryszard Kapuscinski or Gabriel García Márquez .’ Geoff Dyer, from his introduction ‘It is hard to convey the flavour of a book so rich in observation, history, philosophy, political ideas and ironic humour. West is full of digressions which are extraordinary, but never boring.’ The Times ‘The sheer quality and depth of the writing make it one of the great books of the century.’ Times Literary Supplement

Balkan Ghosts

Balkan Ghosts

A Journey Through History

  • Author: Robert D. Kaplan
  • Publisher: Picador
  • ISBN: 1466868309
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. Chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, and greeted with critical acclaim as "the most insightful and timely work on the Balkans to date" (The Boston Globe), Kaplan's prescient, enthralling, and often chilling political travelogue is already a modern classic. This new edition of Balkan Ghosts includes six opinion pieces written by Robert Kaplan about the Balkans between 1996 and 2000 beginning just after the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords and ending after the conclusion of the Kosovo war, with the removal of Slobodan Milosevic from power.

Another Fool in the Balkans

Another Fool in the Balkans

In the Footsteps of Rebecca West

  • Author: Tony White
  • Publisher: Cadogan Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 255
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A lively contemporaneous travelogue, following in the famous footsteps of Rebecca West's masterpiece Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: a Journey through Yugoslavia, which depicts the present day Balkans in all its cultural glory.

The Return of the Soldier

The Return of the Soldier

  • Author: Rebecca West,Richard Wedge Morin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Amnesia
  • Page: 183
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The Fountain Overflows

The Fountain Overflows

  • Author: Rebecca West
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453206981
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
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A talented, eccentric London family tries to find their place in the world in this semiautobiographical novel by a New York Times–bestselling author. Papa Aubrey’s wife and twin daughters, Mary and Rose, are piano prodigies, his young son Richard Quin is a lively boy, and his eldest daughter Cordelia is a beautiful and driven young woman with musical aspirations. But the talented and eccentric Aubrey family rarely enjoys a moment of harmony, as its members struggle to overcome the effects of their patriarch’s spendthrift ways. Now they must move so that their father, a noted journalist, can find stable employment. Throughout, it is the Aubreys’ hope that art will save them from the cacophony of a life sliding toward poverty. In this eloquent and winning portrait, West’s compelling characters must uncover their true talent for kindness in order to thrive in the world that exists outside of their life as a family.

The Dead Ladies Project

The Dead Ladies Project

Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries

  • Author: Jessa Crispin
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022627845X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
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When Jessa Crispin was thirty, she left Chicago and took off for Berlin. Half a decade later, she's still on the road, in search not so much of a home as of understanding.Fascinated by exile, Crispin travels an itinerary of of places that have drawn writers who needed to break free from their origins and start afresh.She reflects on Maud Gonne fomenting revolution, on Nora Barnacl, Rebecca West, Margaret Anderson and Jean Rhys.

Making History New

Making History New

Modernism and Historical Narrative

  • Author: Seamus O'Malley
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199364230
  • Category: History
  • Page: 271
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O'Malley explores how several British modernists applied the experimental methods of literary modernism to the writing of narrative history and historical novels. The historical novel is usually assumed to be only a concern of either nineteenth-century realism or postmodernism, but the historical texts of Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, and Rebecca West evidence a modernist obsession with historical narrative.

The Meaning of Treason

The Meaning of Treason

  • Author: Rebecca West
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453207252
  • Category: History
  • Page: 450
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West’s acclaimed examination of traitors, this gripping profile takes readers inside World War II spy rings and gets to the heart of what it means to betray one’s country Throughout her career, Rebecca West dug into psyches, real and fictional, to try to understand the meaning of betrayal. In the aftermath of World War II, West was incensed when several wartime turncoats were tried with seeming indifference—and worse, sympathy—from the British public. In exploring these traitors’ origins, crimes, and motivations, West exposes how class division, greed, and discrimination can taint loyalties and redraw the relationships between individuals and their fatherland. A fascinating book, The Meaning of Treason combines the intrigue of a spy novel with West’s classic, careful dissection of man’s moral struggles.

The Birds Fall Down

The Birds Fall Down

  • Author: Rebecca West
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453207147
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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Rebecca West’s gripping psychological mystery—part thriller, part historical novel—The Birds Fall Down takes readers inside the intrigue of revolutionaries preparing to overthrow an empire During early revolutionary stirrings in Russia, after an unexpected turn of events, Laura Rowan, the coddled granddaughter of an exiled British nobleman, becomes her grandfather’s sole companion on a fateful train ride. In France, a young revolutionary approaches Laura and her grandfather with information that will turn her world upside down, and their travels become a thrilling journey into the heart of the struggle against Tsarist Russia. In this suspenseful novel, West brings to life a battle between entitled imperials and the passionate, savvy communist revolutionaries who dare to face them.

The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand

The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand

  • Author: Geoff Dyer
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 9781477310335
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 240
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Garry Winogrand—along with Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander—was one of the most important photographers of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as one of the world’s foremost street photographers. Award-winning writer Geoff Dyer has admired Winogrand’s work for many years. Modeled on John Szarkowski’s classic book Atget, The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand is a masterfully curated selection of one hundred photographs from the Winogrand archive at the Center for Creative Photography, with each image accompanied by an original essay. Dyer takes the viewer/reader on a wildly original journey through both iconic and unseen images from the archive, including eighteen previously unpublished color photographs. The book encompasses most of Winogrand’s themes and subjects and remains broadly faithful to the chronological and geographical facts of his life, but Dyer’s responses to the photographs are unorthodox, eye-opening, and often hilarious. This inimitable combination of photographer and writer, images and text, itself offers what Dyer claims for Winogrand’s photography—an education in seeing.

Narratives of the European Border

Narratives of the European Border

A History of Nowhere

  • Author: R. Robinson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230287867
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 200
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Richard Robinson examines the representation of shifting European borders in twentieth-century narrative, drawing together an unusual grouping of texts from different national canons and comparing the various ways that fictional settings transmute European placelessness into narrative.

Croatia

Croatia

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300171595
  • Category: HISTORY
  • Page: 349
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Survivors in Mexico

Survivors in Mexico

  • Author: Rebecca West
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453206779
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 294
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A travelogue and historical exploration of Mexico from one of the twentieth century’s greatest travel writers Dame Rebecca West travels through Mexico and explores its people, history, religion, and culture in her unfinished work Survivors in Mexico, carefully stitched together by Bernard Schweizer in this posthumously published edition. West tackles the country’s broad historical legacy—the Spanish conquest and Mexican revolution, the muralist movement, race relations, and contemporary life—and delves into the personal, intimate lives of key figures such as Hernán Cortés, Montezuma, Dr. Atl, Diego Rivera, and Leon Trotsky. Conceived as a companion to West’s masterful classic Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, this book showcases the complexity of West’s character, addresses the paradoxes inherent in her work, and allows for a mature understanding of her ideology. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rebecca West featuring rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, McFarlin Library, at the University of Tulsa.

Selected Letters of Rebecca West

Selected Letters of Rebecca West

  • Author: Rebecca West
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300163541
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 546
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From the time that George Bernard Shaw remarked that “Rebecca West could handle a pen as brilliantly as ever I could and much more savagely,” West’s writings and her politics have elicited strong reactions. This collection of her letters—the first ever published—has been culled from the estimated ten thousand she wrote during her long life. The more than two hundred selected letters follow this spirited author, critic, and journalist from her first feminist campaign for women’s suffrage when she was a teenager through her reassessments of the twentieth century written in 1982, in her ninetieth year. The letters, which are presented in full, include correspondence with West’s famous lover H. G. Wells and with Shaw, Virginia Woolf, Emma Goldman, Noel Coward, and many others; offer pronouncements on such contemporary authors as Norman Mailer, Nadine Gordimer, and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.; and provide new insights into her battles against misogyny, fascism, and communism. West deliberately fashions her own biography through this intensely personal correspondence, challenging rival accounts of her groundbreaking professional career, her frustrating love life, and her tormented family relations. Engrossing to read, the collection sheds new light on this important figure and her social and literary milieu.

Logavina Street

Logavina Street

  • Author: Barbara Demick
  • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
  • ISBN: 0679644121
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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Logavina Street was a microcosm of Sarajevo, a six-block-long history lesson. For four centuries, it existed as a quiet residential area in a charming city long known for its ethnic and religious tolerance. On this street of 240 families, Muslims and Christians, Serbs and Croats lived easily together, unified by their common identity as Sarajevans. Then the war tore it all apart. As she did in her groundbreaking work about North Korea, Nothing to Envy, award-winning journalist Barbara Demick tells the story of the Bosnian War and the brutal and devastating three-and-a-half-year siege of Sarajevo through the lives of ordinary citizens, who struggle with hunger, poverty, sniper fire, and shellings. Logavina Street paints this misunderstood war and its effects in vivid strokes—at once epic and intimate—revealing the heroism, sorrow, resilience, and uncommon faith of its people. With a new Introduction, final chapter, and Epilogue by the author

Buying the Night Flight

Buying the Night Flight

The Autobiography of a Woman Foreign Correspondent

  • Author: Georgie Anne Geyer
  • Publisher: Garrett County Press
  • ISBN: 1891053167
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 372
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In Buying the Night Flight Georgie Anne Geyer, one of the first American women to cover wars abroad, tells of her thrilling rise from cub reporter to foreign correspondent as she made her way into the male-dominated world of journalism. Born from thirty years of reporting experience, Geyer transports the reader to Guatemala, Cuba, Egypt, Russia, and Cambodia, recounting the history and politics, adventure and extremism of the times with rare insight, humor, and passion. Told with a brilliance and dead-on honesty, this book vividly captures the triumphs of a determined and talented young reporter.