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Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey by  Isabel Fonseca - Paperback - from St. Vinnie's Charitable Books (SKU: 2DD-001-0493)

Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey

Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey by  Isabel Fonseca - Paperback - from St. Vinnie's Charitable Books (SKU: 2DD-001-0493)
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Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey

by Fonseca, Isabel

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ISBN 10
067973743X
ISBN 13
9780679737438
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Vintage. Used - Acceptable. Paperback The item is fairly worn but still readable. Signs of wear include aesthetic issues such as scratches, worn covers, damaged binding. The item may have identifying markings on it or show other signs of previous use. May have page creases, creased spine, bent cover or markings inside. Packed with care, shipped promptly.

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On Sep 3 2015, The Old Library Bookshop said:
It is not until page 304 of this 305-page book that the meaning of its title manifests itself. It is here that the author repeats the words of Manush Romanov, a Gypsy leader from Bulgaria, as he says farewell to her with the words, “Bury me standing. I’ve been on my knees all my life.” And it appropriate that the words come as a culmination to this expose because it takes all 300 pages of the book for the reader to reach a deeper understanding of the truth they convey. Fonseca was dauntless in her research, traveling through the countries of post-Communist eastern Europe at the end of the 20th century and enduring life with the Romany families that people her report. My only disappointment as I finished reading this book was that I felt that I still did not have a clear idea of who the Gypsies are and where they originated. But perhaps that is because ethnographers past and present have not come to any concrete understanding of Gypsy roots or ethnicity. What is clear, however, is that there are common bonds of language, taboos, and customs that pervade all the Roma tribes. And although they themselves do not spend much time remembering the past, they share a common history of slavery, oppression, and persecution, right up to modern times with the Nazi porraimos, which translate to “The Devouring.” Settled or nomadic, the Gypsy is the ultimate outsider, resisting assimilation and forever, it seems, inciting the wrath of the assimilated.

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Bookseller
St. Vinnie's Charitable Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
2DD-001-0493
Title
Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey
Author
Fonseca, Isabel
Book condition
Used - Acceptable
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
067973743X
ISBN 13
9780679737438
Publisher
Vintage
Place of Publication
New York
This edition first published
October 29, 1996

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St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County is a 501c3 charity based in Eugene Oregon. We serve at risk, homeless and low income populations in communities throughout Oregon. 100% of your purchase goes directly to help serve people in need by supporting our emergency homeless services, low income housing, or services for veterans, the elderly, and many other specialty programs helping those who need it most. We appreciate your business.

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