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The Resource I'm an old commie!, Dan Lungu ; translated from the Romanian by Alistair Ian Blyth

I'm an old commie!, Dan Lungu ; translated from the Romanian by Alistair Ian Blyth

Label
I'm an old commie!
Title
I'm an old commie!
Statement of responsibility
Dan Lungu ; translated from the Romanian by Alistair Ian Blyth
Title variation
I am an old commie!
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rum
  • eng
Summary
"Emilia, a pensioner in northern Romania, is forced to confront the nostalgic illusions she nurtures as a reaction to the grim post-communist present when her daughter, now living in Canada, telephones urging her not to vote for the former communists in upcoming elections. Determined to discover in her own mind why 'things were better back then,' she explores her memories of growing up in an impoverished village and of her life as a factory worker in the town. But ironic tension grows as the reader glimpses between the lines how nothing was what it seemed in Ceaușescu's Romania. Interspersed among Emilia's memories are fantastical, hilarious anecdotes about the dictator, told by a factory foreman who will turn out to have been a secret police informer. I'm a Communist Old Biddy! is a subtle and humane novel about self-deception, but also about the ways in which a totalitarian state twisted ordinary lives" --
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
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Lungu, Dan
Dewey number
859/.335
Index
no index present
LC call number
PC840.422.U548
LC item number
S56 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Blyth, Alistair Ian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Retired women
  • Post-communism
  • Communism
  • Self-deception
  • Romania
Label
I'm an old commie!, Dan Lungu ; translated from the Romanian by Alistair Ian Blyth
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Romanian by Editura Polirom as Sînt o babă comunistă! in 2011" -- Verso title page/
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn943594675
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
174 pages
Isbn
9781628971484
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016047019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
I'm an old commie!, Dan Lungu ; translated from the Romanian by Alistair Ian Blyth
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Romanian by Editura Polirom as Sînt o babă comunistă! in 2011" -- Verso title page/
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn943594675
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
174 pages
Isbn
9781628971484
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016047019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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