A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism: Fables from a Mouse, a Parrot, a Bear, a Cat, a Mole, a Pig, a Dog, and a Raven

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Penguin, Feb 22, 2011 - Fiction - 208 pages
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A wry, cutting deconstruction of the Communist empire by one of Eastern Europe's exceptional authors.

Called "a perceptive and amusing social critic, with a wonderful eye for detail" by The Washington Post, Slavenka Drakulic-a native of Croatia-has emerged as one of the most popular and respected critics of Communism to come out of the former Eastern Bloc. In A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism, she offers a eight-part exploration of Communism by way of an unusual cast of narrators, each from a different country, who reflect on the fall of Communism. Together they constitute an Orwellian send-up of absurdities during the final years of European Communism that showcase this author's tremendous talent.
 

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User Review  - snash - LibraryThing

A look at Communism and post Communism in the Eastern Block countries using various animals to tell the story. The use of the animals gives the book a slightly fanciful fun feel but the subject is ... Read full review

A GUIDED TOUR THROUGH THE MUSEUM OF COMMUNISM

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In a series of fables set in Eastern Europe, Drakulic (Two Underdogs and a Cat: Three Reflections on Communism, 2009, etc.), a native of Croatia, explores with wit, grace and humor the collapse of ... Read full review

Contents

A COMMUNIST WITH STYLE
THE BEAR AND THE PRINCESS OF LIGHT
THE LEGEND OF THE BERLIN WALLAS PRESENTED BY
THE INTRODUCTION TO
THE UNUSUAL CASE OF THE PSYCHOTIC RAVEN
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Slavenka Drakulic was born in Croatia in 1949. The author of several works of nonfiction and novels, she has written for The New York Times, The Nation, The New Republic, and numerous publications around the world.

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