Summer in the Balkans

In his travels throughout Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, and Macedonia, Randall Baker finds himself caught up in the paradoxes of a region pursuing a beckoning future of democracy while at the same time refusing to give up its incredibly tangled past. He experiences the zany mix of ethnic memories, madcap activities, and unlikely dreams that pass for history in the Balkans in his encounters with a wide cast of colorful, yet typical, characters.
ISBN: 1-56549-036-3
Author: Randall Baker
Languages:
English
Publisher:
Kumarian Press
Year:
1994
Pages:
193
Availability:
Yes
Price:
10,00 лв
Description

"In Summer in the Balkans": Laughter and Tears after Communism, Randall Baker notices everything, finds he can explain nothing and relishes it all. Baker sees the Balkans as Kafka would have if he had had a sense of humor.
Director of International Programs in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Randall Baker was in the Balkans as a Fulbright scholar in 1992. The author of King Husain and the Kingdom of Hejaz, he has been with the Spanish Foreign Legion in the Sahara, received a university diploma from Idi Amin, and trekked through. None of this, the author notes, prepared trip to the Balkans.

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