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Title:Cafe Europa: Life After Communism
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Publisher:Penguin Books
ISBN:0140277722
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Number of Pages:224
Category:Non fiction, History, Essays, Travel

Cafe Europa: Life After Communism by Slavenka Drakulić

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Cafe Europa: Life After Communism Drakulic How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed notes that Eastern Europeans are so anxious to become like their Western counterparts that every city and town has a Cafe Europa that is a pale imitation of similar establishments in Paris and Rome She presents here a collection of essays that explore life in various Eastern European countries since the fall of communism As a citizen of Croatia formerly a part of Yugoslavia living now in Vienna with her Swedish husband she writes knowingly as a survivor of a communist regime as one who realizes that pitfalls still lie ahead for nations emerging from the Soviet yoke In Albania she observes rage everywhere in people who seem to want to smash all vestiges of the Hoxha regime In Romania she comments on the execrable state in which public toilets are maintained T he standard of Romanian toilets reflects the nature of the communist system of which it is a legacy the absence of any improvement is a warning for the future of democracy there Drakulic s pungent and insightful ruminations not only describe life in her part of the world she makes us feel it as well Publishers Weekly

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Le mie brevi storie scrive la Drakulic met racconto met saggio parlano delle metamorfosi che la guerra produce metamorfosi dei valori del modo di pensare del proprio io profondo fino al punto di non riconoscersi pi Nelle storie di Balkan Express non ci sono gesti eroici vittorie e sconfitte C invece la trama del vissuto L altra faccia della guerra quella che si vede e si sperimenta dal basso E anche in gran parte quella delle donne Che con la guerra fanno i conti nei rifugi cantine nei negozi negli ospedali e negli obitori negli scambi laceranti con i figli, Drakulic How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed notes that Eastern Europeans are so anxious to become like their Western counterparts that every city and town has a Cafe Europa that is a pale imitation of similar establishments in Paris and Rome She presents here a collection of essays that explore life in various Eastern European countries since the fall of communism As a citizen of Croatia formerly a part of Yugoslavia living now in Vienna with her Swedish husband she writes knowingly as a survivor of a communist regime as one who realizes that pitfalls still lie ahead for nations emerging from the Soviet yoke In Albania she observes rage everywhere in people who seem to want to smash all vestiges of the Hoxha regime In Romania she comments on the execrable state in which public toilets are maintained T he standard of Romanian toilets reflects the nature of the communist system of which it is a legacy the absence of any improvement is a warning for the future of democracy there Drakulic s pungent and insightful ruminations not only describe life in her part of the world she makes us feel it as well Publishers Weekly, Who were they Ordinary people like you or me or monsters asks internationally acclaimed author Slavenka Drakulic as she sets out to understand the people behind the horrific crimes committed during the war that tore apart Yugoslavia in the s Drawing on firsthand observations of the trials as well as on other sources Drakulic portrays some of the individuals accused of murder rape torture ordering executions and more during one of the most brutal conflicts in Europe in the twentieth century including former Serbian president Slobodan Milo evic Radislav Krstic the first to be sentenced for genocide Biljana Plav ic the only woman accused of war crimes and Ratko Mladic now in hiding With clarity and emotion Drakulic paints a wrenching portrait of a country needlessly torn apart, Pet godina nakon Fride Slavenka Drakuli ponovo pi e o boli ali ovaj put u prvom planu nije fizi ka bol nego duboka emocionalna trauma Optu ena je roman o zlostavljanju u obitelji o majkama koje zlostavljaju svoje k eri U ime ljubavi naravno br br U njemu se s puno nijansi opisuje i jedna zastra uju e opsesivna mu ko enska veza ali u sredi tu je ipak prikaz majke koja sustavno zlostavlja svoju djevoj icu br br Majka optu ene udala se unato protivljenju obitelji no vrlo brzo nakon ro enja djeteta brak se raspao Roditelji joj dopu taju da ponovo ivi s njima ali pod jednim uvjetom mora prekinuti sve kontakte s biv im mu em Kad ona ipak obnovi vezu s njim zatvara se nevjerojatan krug boli i patnje k i je esto paravan za njihove susrete ali poslije majka ula e silne napore kako bi je sprije ila da na bilo koji na in oda koga su vidjele Metode treninga i kazni za propuste su zastra uju e a fascinantan je pogled u svijest rtve koja se beznadno koprca u mre i ljubavi i boli