Bury Me Standing

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Bury me standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey Written by: Isabel Fonseca

“They travel endlessly and seem to appear almost everywhere, yet they are the world’s most mysterious people: Gypsies. Isabel Fonseca has done the impossible, entering into their world, living and traveling with Gypsies during several long trips to Eastern Europe, and she has brought back an insightful, highly personal, and very readable account of who the Gypsies are and how they live. The Gypsies have a legendary aversion to “gadje,” or outsiders, but Fonseca has lifted the curtain and written gracefully about their lives on the edge of society”- Amazon.com review.

Now, personally I think this is a good read. People often mistake this book as her generalizing. In fact, she is not. This is more of an ethnographic account of what she observed on her travels with this particular ‘band’ of gypsies. Nevertheless, it was worth reading and I found it most enjoyable.

 

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