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Bury Me Standing : The Gypsies and Their Journey (Vintage Departures)
Bury Me Standing The Gypsies and Their Journey - Vintage Departures
Author: Isabel Fonseca
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 disap...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780679737438
ISBN-10: 067973743X
Publication Date: 10/29/1996
Pages: 336
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  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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Shervivor avatar reviewed Bury Me Standing : The Gypsies and Their Journey (Vintage Departures) on + 97 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
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.
SuzO avatar reviewed Bury Me Standing : The Gypsies and Their Journey (Vintage Departures) on + 65 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
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.
reviewed Bury Me Standing : The Gypsies and Their Journey (Vintage Departures) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
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: 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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jazzysmom avatar reviewed Bury Me Standing : The Gypsies and Their Journey (Vintage Departures) on + 907 more book reviews
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.


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