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Number of Pages: 1232
Vendor: Penguin Random House
Publication Date: 2007
|Dimensions: 8.4 X 5.5 X 2.3 (inches)|
Written on the brink of World War II, Rebecca Wests 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 countrys history as well as its daily life.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Christopher Hitchens (introducer; 19492011) was the author of more than twenty books and pamphlets, including the #1 New York Times bestseller God Is Not Great, which was a finalist for the National Book Award; the bestselling memoir Hitch-22, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and the essay collection Arguably, which was one of The New York Times Book Reviews 10 Best Books of 2011. He was named by Foreign Policy and Britains Prospect one of the worlds "Top 100 Public Intellectuals."
"Surely one of the great books of our century." Diana Trilling
Rebecca Wests magnum opus . . . one of the great books of our time. (Clifton Fadiman, The New Yorker)