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From coppersmith to nurse: Alyosha, the son of a Gypsy chief

Lundgren, Gunilla and Alyosha Taikon, edited and translated by Donald Kenrick, illustrated by Amanda Erickson

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ISBN 10: 1902806220 / ISBN 13: 9781902806228
Editorial: Centre de Recherchesd Tsiganes, University of Hertfordshire Press, Hertfordshire, 2003
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xv, 144p., introduction, preface, five tales by Johan Taikon, the author's father, glossary to Romani, text in English and Romani on facing pages, illustrated with drawings by Erickson and b&w photos, many vintage of Gypsy life, previous owner's small plain bookplate otherwise a very good first English-language edition trade paperback in white pictorial wraps. Collection Interface Series. Autobiography of Swedish Gypsy coppersmith who became a male nurse which led to his being rejected by his community. The label is Bruce Rodger's, the linguist and author of "The Queen's Vernacular". N° de ref. de la librería 186255

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Título: From coppersmith to nurse: Alyosha, the son ...

Editorial: Centre de Recherchesd Tsiganes, University of Hertfordshire Press, Hertfordshire

Año de publicación: 2003

Encuadernación: Paperback

Edición: 1st Edition

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"Alyosha... is told in a straight forward simple way. But without Gunilla Lundgren's great knowledge of the Romani culture and her ability to give voice to ordinary but unique individuals, in a way that feels totally natural, it would not have come alive. Readers get an insight in the life and culture of the Roma people. There is not doubt of the truth of this story and the many black and white photographs, not all by professionals, underline the documentary nature of the story told." Lans Tidning in Dag Hedberg Vestmanlands; "This book about Aljosha is a piece of cultural history, written in a plain and sincere way that makes it remarkably strong and touching. I hope that every school will discover with joy the benefits to be gained from reading it!" Birgitta Fransson, Opsis kalopsis; "This is a wonderful book in which photographs, drawings and text combine to tell of an unusual life in Sweden during the nineteen hundreds. Alyosha is an outstanding person. He dared to follow his own road and in spite of the hard life he lived it has been full of the joy of love, music and dance. We must be thankful that with warmth and humour he wanted to share his story with us." Ulla Wentzel, Varmlands Folkblad 1998; "In this book in which Gunilla Lundgren has written down the story told by Aljosha Taikon, we get to know a humorous, warm and tender man who describes seventy years of life as a Gypsy in Sweden. We find out about the boy who loves to dance, to decorate and clean the family van and is afraid of rats and darkness. With great love he tells about his family, his many brothers and the father, the chief. Marianne Moren Svenska Dagbladet

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