Exit into History

Exit into History

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'A book that takes you on an intimate journey through Eastern Europe at a time when the dust was still settling from the collapse of the Berlin Wall. Eva Hoffman travels from the Baltic to the Black Sea, building a compelling portrait of a region uncertain about its future.' Independent Shortly after the epochal events of 1989 Eva Hoffman spent several months in her native Poland and four other countries: the then-Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. She visited capital cities, wayside villages and provincial towns; stopped at shipyards, museums, and the coffee-houses of the intelligentsia; and talked to a great variety of people about the tumult they had lived through. Exit into History was the result: a portrait of the mosaic of the new Eastern Europe, a reconstruction of the turbulent post-war decades, and a meditation on the uses and misuses of historical memory.A Journey through the New Eastern Europe Eva Hoffman ... The graduating students have composed poems tothe various teachers, which they recite withsome pomp, but not without humor; there are skits about the dramatic highlights of ... Throughout it all, several rows of kids, in sizes graduated down to first-grade small fryanbsp;...

Title:Exit into History
Author:Eva Hoffman
Publisher:Faber & Faber - 2014-10-16


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