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Author Shore, Marci.

Title The taste of ashes : the afterlife of totalitarianism in Eastern Europe / Marci Shore.

Publication Info. New York : Crown, [2013]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  303.4 SHO    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  303.4094 SHO    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description ixv, 370 pages ; 25 cm
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Contents The taste of ashes -- A wrinkle in time -- Truth -- "Hair is like garbage" -- "Everything I know about people I learned in the camps" -- "It was only a small revolution" -- Pornography in Prague -- "The human being is rather perverse" -- Reason and conscience -- A Galician summer -- "Think about whether or not I was right" -- The other side of Stalinism -- The locomotive of history -- Cemeteries -- Broken families -- The eternally wandering Jew -- The dead and the living -- "But not in the ovens" -- Children of the revolution" -- The taste of caviar" -- Files -- "Everything was so unattractive" -- Unrequited love -- A star of the stage -- Lustration -- God-seeking -- Tragedy and romance.
Summary Yale historian and prize-winning author Shore illuminates the afterlife of totalitarianism in this inventive, wholly original look at the complex psyche of Eastern Europe in the wake of the revolutions of 1989 and the opening of the Communist archives.
Subject Shore, Marci -- Travel -- Europe, Eastern.
Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern.
Social change -- Europe, Eastern.
Social psychology -- Europe, Eastern.
Europe, Eastern -- Social conditions -- 1989-
ISBN 9780307888815 : $27.00
9780307888839 (eISBN)
0307888835 (eISBN)

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