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Cafe Europa By Slavenka Drakulic

Cafe Europa
by Slavenka Drakulic

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This work explores the divisions that still exist in contemporary Europe. It focuses on Eastern Europe and the attitudes and cultural identity of Eastern Europeans, a nation of people still living in the past. Budapest, Tirane, Warsaw and Zagreb are featured.
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Cafe Europa Summary


Cafe Europa: Life After Communism by Slavenka Drakulic

Europe is still a divided continent. In the place of a fallen Berlin wall, there is a chasm between the East and the West. Are these differences a communist legacy, or do they run even deeper? What divides us today? To say simply that it is the understanding of the past, or a different concept of time, is not enough. But a visitor to this part of the world will soon discover that we, the Eastern Europeans, live in another time zone. We live in the twentieth century, but at the same time we inhabit a past full of myths and fairy tales, of blood and national belonging, and the fact that most people are lying and cheating or that they have the habit of blaming others for every failure...'
An intimate tour of life on the streets of Budapest, Tirana, Warsaw and Zagreb, as those cities continue to acclimatise to the post-Communist thaw, Cafe Europa does not provide easy solutions or furnish political pallatives. Rather as a Croatian with a viewpoint of ever-widening relevance, the value of Slavenka Drakulic's wry and humane observations lie in the emotional force of their honesty and the clarity of their insight.....

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Cafe Europa Reviews


Slavenka Drakulic is a writer of great sensitivity, intelligence and grace. * ALICE WALKER *
A formidable writer. * SUNDAY TIMES *
Her writing has the spare poetry of Marguerite Duras. * GUARDIAN *
Slavenka Drakulic is a journalist and writer whose voice belongs to the world. * GLORIA STEINEM *

About Slavenka Drakulic


Slavenka Drakulic was born in Croatia in 1949, is a writer and journalist whose two novels and three non-fiction books have been translated into major European languages. She contributes to The New Republic, La Stampa, Dagens Nyheter, Frankfurter Runschau and the Observer.

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Cafe Europa: Life After Communism by Slavenka Drakulic
Slavenka Drakulic
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
1996-10-10
224
0349107297
9780349107295
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