Stalin's Nose: Across the Face of Europe by Rory MacleanStalin's Nose: Across the Face of Europe by Rory Maclean

Stalin's Nose: Across the Face of Europe

byRory Maclean

Paperback | June 10, 2008

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Rory MacLean's books, including best-sellers Stalin's Nose and Under the Dragon, have challenged and invigorated travel writing, and -- according to the late John Fowles -- are among works that 'marvellously explain why literature still lives'. He has won the Yorkshire Post Best First Work prize and an Arts Council Writers' Award, was ...
Title:Stalin's Nose: Across the Face of EuropeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 7.78 × 5.28 × 0.73 inPublished:June 10, 2008Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1845116232

ISBN - 13:9781845116231

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Table of Contents

* Map * If Pigs Could Fly * GERMANY * Let Us Eat Bananas * CZECHOSLOVAKIA * The Angel of Prague * Rooms of Memory * The End of Europe * HUNGARY * Shadows of History * Little Kings * The Moon Was Young * POLAND * Picnic at Auschwitz * May Day Parody * Field of Faith * ROMANIA * Man thinks, God laughs * Riding with the Best Man * Words Words Words * MOSCOVY * Communism and Constipation * A Pig in the Hand *

Editorial Reviews

‘A minor masterpiece of comic surrealism.’ –The Times*Crazy, charming, a delight.* --John le Carré*Eccentric, amusing and chilling.*--The Economist *The best book I’ve read for a long time.* --John Wells *As an allegory it is powerful and frequently moving. As a tale it is tremendous fun. It is also a thing of beauty.'* --Jan Morris *The most extraordinary debut in travel writing since In Patagonia. A park, sardonic and brilliant book which grows in stature with every page.* --William Dalrymple*The wittiest, most surreal travel writing of recent years.* --Frank Delaney*A truly wonderful writer who has delved into the human condition around the world for two decades to create a canon of work that is invigorating, heartbreaking, hilarious, slyly seditious and ultimately illuminating.* --Toronto Sun*There is pathos—and adventure—in spades…Stalin’s Nose is an essential companion for anyone travelling to a part of the world still recovering from the horrors of the giant confidence trick that was communism.* --Financial Times*It is a painful book of bitter old ages, or lives which have had their meanings repeatedly declared void. It is very hard and very good.* --Guardian *MacLean is…the only major travel writer of his generation who is still exclusively and self-consciously a literary writer about travel. He is also one of the best around.* --William Dalrymple, Prospect