By Isabel Fonseca
Fabled, feared, romanticized, and reviled, the Gypsies—or Roma—are one of the least understood humans on the earth. Their tradition is still principally imprecise, yet in Isabel Fonseca they've got chanced on an eloquent witness.
In Bury Me Standing, along unforgettable pics of individuals—the poet, the baby-kisser, the kid prostitute—Fonseca bargains sharp insights into the humor, language, knowledge, and taboos of the Roma. She lines their exodus out of India 1,000 years in the past and their outstanding heritage of persecution: enslaved by way of the princes of medieval Romania; massacred through the Nazis; forcibly assimilated by way of the communist regimes; evicted from their settlements in jap Europe, and so much lately, in Western Europe to boot. no matter if as convenient scapegoats or figments of the romantic mind's eye, the Gypsies have continuously been with us—but by no means sooner than have they been introduced so vividly to life.
contains fifty black and white photos.
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Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey (Vintage Departures) by Isabel Fonseca