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Title: Stalin's Nose: Across the Face of Europe
Description: London, United Kingdom, HarperCollins. 1992, First Edition. (ISBN: 000215871x) Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. @, Book won the Yorkshire Post Best First Work award. It was chosen as a Book of the Year and short listed for the Thomas Cook/'Daily Telegraph Travel Book Prize. "A journey in a decrepit Trabant, in the company of a theatrically eccentric aunt, a Tamworth pig and (in Czechoslovakia) the coffin of a long-dead pilot strapped to the roof cannot be the stuff of literal reality. The reader is invited, instead, into a stark, hyper-real world. 'Stalin's Nose' is not so much a travelogue as the intense distillation of a journey, and its crazy progress becomes an allegory of the tortured countries through which the travellers go. For this is the Eastern Europe of 1989-90, emerging from its Communist nightmare into a world of smoke and mirrors, confronted by its own delusions and half-truths, hypocrisies and self-blindings. Nazism and Stalinism have become interchangeable myths, bodied out in personal lives." CONDITION Map eps, 211 pages. Bright and crisp as new in unworn DJ. As New/As New.

Keywords: 000215871x

Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Ariel Books
- Book number: 13804

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