The Wooden Tongue Speaks Romanians: Contradictions & Realities Bogdan Tiganov

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Published: December 27th 2010

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198 pages


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The Wooden Tongue Speaks Romanians: Contradictions & Realities  by  Bogdan Tiganov

The Wooden Tongue Speaks Romanians: Contradictions & Realities by Bogdan Tiganov
December 27th 2010 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 198 pages | ISBN: | 6.23 Mb

This collection of short stories and poetry set in post-Ceausescu and post-cold war Romania takes readers on a journey through the author’s home town of Braila in the east of the country.Exiled Romanian author Bogdan Tiganov explores social,MoreThis collection of short stories and poetry set in post-Ceausescu and post-cold war Romania takes readers on a journey through the author’s home town of Braila in the east of the country.Exiled Romanian author Bogdan Tiganov explores social, religious and political issues with insightful frankness, through an array of colourful characters and narratives focusing on this newly, supposedly liberated world.Tiganov’s stories offer an honest and rounded view of immigration like never heard before: the opportunities and the pitfalls, the reasons for and against mass migration, the pains suffered, the euphoric hope and optimism, the naivety and the greed.This revised edition features brand new short stories and a new introduction from the author.

Candid and exposing, this warts-and-all look at Romanian life with its dark undercurrent of wit cuts to the very heart of the country’s culture.“These moving memories, stories and poems explore the mind-warping paranoia created by Romania’s notorious dictatorship, and are a brutally honest insight into the bleakness of its post-communist disillusion.”Helena Drysdale“A collection of short stories and poems, The Wooden Tongue Speaks uncannily distills the very essence of Romanians, from the small joys and beauty to familiar warts-and-all everyday domestic blights.”Andrew Begg, Vivid



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