Commies, Crooks, Gypsies, Spooks & Poets

Commies, Crooks, Gypsies, Spooks & Poets

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In this raucous account of a year s stay in his homeland, Czech-American writer Jan Novak offers an intimate portrait of a society going through a manic phase after the fall of Communism. The author and his wife and two children live high and low amidst Prague s ancient glory and modern confusion, and Novak moves through Eastern Europe with a native s ease and a westerner s eye. Novak s vivid picture of daily life in the Czech Republic and of the tragic war unfolding next door in the former Yugoslavia is at once highly personal, comic, painful, and memorable. Commies, Crooks, Gypsies, Spooks & Poets is part how-to manual with advice on everyday life in a post-communist countryshow more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 141.2 x 219.5 x 14.2mm | 290.3g
  • Steerforth Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1586420461
  • 9781586420468
  • 2,428,054

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