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Feb 22, 2011
| ISBN 9780143118633
Feb 22, 2011
| ISBN 9781101502525
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Feb 22, 2011 | ISBN 9780143118633
Feb 22, 2011 | ISBN 9781101502525
A wry, cutting deconstruction of the Communist empire by one of Eastern Europe’s exceptional authors. Called “a perceptive and amusing social critic, with a wonderful eye for detail” by The Washington Post, Slavenka Drakulic-a native of Croatia-has emerged as one of the most popular and respected critics of Communism to come out of the former Eastern Bloc. In A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism, she offers a eight-part exploration of Communism by way of an unusual cast of narrators, each from a different country, who reflect on the fall of Communism. Together they constitute an Orwellian send-up of absurdities during the final years of European Communism that showcase this author’s tremendous talent.
Slavenka Drakulic was born in Croatia in 1949. The author of several works of nonfiction and novels, she has written for The New York Times, The Nation, The New Republic, and numerous publications around the world.
“[A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism] beautifully renders the dilemmas of life under Communism as sharp instances of moral tragedy and poignant examples of the limits of self-knowledge. Literature here is an aide-memoire, not just of the historical experience, but of why we choose to forget.” —Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny
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