Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia

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9780140188479: Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia

"Rebecca West's magnum opus . . . one of the great books of our time." --The New Yorker

Written on the brink of World War II, Rebecca West's classic examination of the history, people, and politics of Yugoslavia illuminates a region that is still a focus of international concern. A magnificent blend of travel journal, cultural commentary, and historical insight, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon probes the troubled history of the Balkans and the uneasy relationships among its ethnic groups. The landscape and the people of Yugoslavia are brilliantly observed as West untangles the tensions that rule the country's history as well as its daily life.
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First appearing in two volumes in 1942, this book was written as a result of the author's three journeys to Yugoslavia: one in 1936, another in 1937 and finally, in the summer of 1938. At first, she thought it was folly to consider a book on such a subject and it seems that her publishers thought so too. But the book became a historical, archaeological and political analysis of the country, as well as a conversation and an account of folklore, prophecy, and a record of landscape. The book also includes the author's views on religion, ethics, art, myth and gender. The book was completed as Yugoslavia was plunged into political turmoil, followed by invasion and four years of merciless civil and partisan warfare. It is being re-published half a century later during equally critical times for the people of the Balkans. Rebecca West is the author of nonfiction works such as "The Meaning of Treason" and "A Train of Powder", and works of fiction including "The Thinking Reed", "The Fountain Overflows" and "The Birds Fall Down".

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Surely one of the great books of our century. (Diana Trilling)

Rebecca West's magnum opus . . . one of the great books of our time. (Clifton Fadiman, "The New Yorker")

Rebecca Westas magnum opus . . . one of the great books of our time. (Clifton Fadiman, "The New Yorker")

Rebecca West s magnum opus . . . one of the great books of our time. (Clifton Fadiman, "The New Yorker")

A masterpiece . . . as astonishing in its range, in the subtlety and power of its judgment, as it is brilliant in expression. The Times (London)
Surely one of the great books of our century. Diana Trilling"

"A masterpiece . . . as astonishing in its range, in the subtlety and power of its judgment, as it is brilliant in expression." --The Times (London)
"Surely one of the great books of our century." --Diana Trilling

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