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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 1995-10-1 Pages: 335 Publisher: Penguin Hall relates his encounters with Serbs. Croats. and Muslims. real people. likeable people who are now overcome with suspicionsand anxiety about one another Hall takes the standard explanationsand inverts. our perceptions of the country. What emerges is aportrait of a country that possibly should never have been. and isin the process of insuring that it will never be again.
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'Here is art which conceals art, and intellect which conceals intellect, so that by the end of the book one feels that one understands something one had not understood before. Mr Hall is witty and amusing, but not snide; he has a lightness of touch which allows him to write of extremely serious matters without solemnity; he knows how to convey a great deal in a few words' Sunday Telegraph
'He is an observant and witty writer...you believe implicitly that he has met the people he writes about, and that they said what he quotes them as saying' Sunday Times
'The Impossible Country...is much more than travel literature. Hall may be reporting on the context of the war rather than the events, but he is reporting nonetheless. His rich grasp of history and sense of argument take his writing beyond its genre' Literary Review
Brian Hall is the author of three novels, including I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company, his acclaimed story of the Lewis and Clark expedition, as well as three works of nonfiction.
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Book Description Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Open market ed. Language: English. Brand new Book. "A tragic portrait . . . presented with sympathy and frequently with humor . . . [of] a disparate people who were never united except by their resentment of a foreign conqueror." Atlantic MonthlyIn The Impossible Country, Brian Hall relates his encounters with Serbs, Croats, and Muslims "real people, likeable people" who are now overcome with suspicion and anxiety about one another. Hall takes the standard explanations, the pundits predictions, and the evening news footage and inverts our perceptions of the country, its politics, its history, and its seemingly insoluble animosities. Seller Inventory # BTE9780140249231
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