Book Reviews of Bury Me Standing : The Gypsies and Their Journey (Vintage Departures)

Bury Me Standing : The Gypsies and Their Journey (Vintage Departures)
Bury Me Standing The Gypsies and Their Journey - Vintage Departures
Author: Isabel Fonseca
ISBN-13: 9780679737438
ISBN-10: 067973743X
Publication Date: 10/29/1996
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
This book is a very good read for anyone interested in Eastern Europe or Eastern European cultures. It is a very humanitarian aspect to viewing the gypsies that have been treated so horribly throughout history.
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Helpful Score: 4
Interesting look into a culture not often highlighted in the media. Made a good discussion for our book club.
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Helpful Score: 4
One of very few books I've ever found that give a believeable account of life as a Rom. A highly secretive, closed society, you're not sure how much of what is written is really the way it is or what the Gypsies want you to believe.
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Helpful Score: 3
Wonderful reading. Absorbing. Gave me insight into a culture of which I had little awareness.
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Helpful Score: 2
history, customs, stories, photos-fascinating look at a world most of us know little about (except for sterotypes)
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"Sharp insights into the humor, language, wisdom and taboos of the Roma (gypsies)."
"Whether as handy scapegoats or figments of the romantic imagination, the gypsies have always been with us -- but never before have they been brought so vividly to life."
I read this book after visiting Romania and our encounters with gypsies there. This is an intimate look at a much disparaged minority.
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Helpful Score: 1
An interesting sociological discussion of the Rom, also known as Gypsies.
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Loved this book. Learned a lot about a people that seem to be overlooked so often.
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A very good read, true story about life with the Gypsies. Their traditions, child prostitutes and home life. Sad but compelling, i just had to keep turning the pages. Very different life style than i had imagined. Well written, full of interesting facts. Author did a wonderful job of first hand research, being with them for 4 years and presenting the info in an unjudgemental way.