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The Resource Free : a child and a country at the end of history, Lea Ypi

Free : a child and a country at the end of history, Lea Ypi

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Free : a child and a country at the end of history
Title
Free
Title remainder
a child and a country at the end of history
Statement of responsibility
Lea Ypi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A reflection on "freedom" in a dramatic, beautifully written memoir of the end of Communism in the Balkans. Lea Ypi grew up in the last Stalinist country in Europe: Albania, a place of queuing and scarcity, of political executions and secret police. While family members disappeared to what she was told were "universities" from which few "graduated", she swore loyalty to the Party. In her eyes, people were equal, neighbors helped each other, and children were expected to build a better world. Then the statues of Stalin and Hoxha were toppled. Almost overnight, people could vote and worship freely and invest in hopes of striking it rich. But factories shut, jobs disappeared and thousands fled to Italy, only to be sent back. Pyramid schemes bankrupted the country, leading to violence. One generation's dreams became another's disillusionment. As her own family's secrets were revealed, Lea found herself questioning what "freedom" really means. With acute insight and wit, Lea Ypi traces the perils of ideology, and what people need to flourish."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
JAG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ypi, Lea
Dewey number
  • 949.6503
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DR977.25.Y75
LC item number
A3 2022
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ypi, Lea
  • Albanians
  • Political scientists
  • Albania
  • Albania
Label
Free : a child and a country at the end of history, Lea Ypi
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in UK with subtitle: coming of age at the end of history
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stalin -- The other Ypi -- 471: a brief biography -- Uncle Enver is dead -- Coca-Cola cans -- Comrade Mamuazel -- They smell of sun cream -- Brigatista -- Ahmet got his degree -- The end of history -- Grey socks -- A letter from Athens -- Everyone wants to leave -- Competitive games -- I always carried a knife -- It's all part of civil society -- The crocodile -- Structural reforms -- Don't cry -- Like the rest of Europe -- 1997 -- Philosophers have only interpreted the world; the point is to change it
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9780393867732
Lccn
2021033437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1291213043
Label
Free : a child and a country at the end of history, Lea Ypi
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in UK with subtitle: coming of age at the end of history
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stalin -- The other Ypi -- 471: a brief biography -- Uncle Enver is dead -- Coca-Cola cans -- Comrade Mamuazel -- They smell of sun cream -- Brigatista -- Ahmet got his degree -- The end of history -- Grey socks -- A letter from Athens -- Everyone wants to leave -- Competitive games -- I always carried a knife -- It's all part of civil society -- The crocodile -- Structural reforms -- Don't cry -- Like the rest of Europe -- 1997 -- Philosophers have only interpreted the world; the point is to change it
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9780393867732
Lccn
2021033437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1291213043

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