”Another brilliant volume from Slavenka Drakulić. This time she offers nuanced, differentiated portraits of a ‘real socialism’ all over Eastern Europe.”
Jan T.Gross, author of Neighbors
”Beautifully render(s) the dilemma of life under Communism as a sharp instances of moral tragedy and poignant examples of the limits of self-knowledge. Literature here is an aide-mémoire, not just of historical experience, but of why we choose to forget.”
Timothy Snyder, author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
”In a series of fables set in Eastern Europe, Drakulic , a native of Croatia, explores with wit, grace and humor the collapse of communism… It’s no coincidence that the epigraph of this fiction is from George Orwell, for Drakulic is similarly aware of moral failure and political excess. ”
A GUDED TOUR THROUGH THE MUSEUM OF COMMUNISM – Fables from a Mouse, a Parrot, a Bear, a Cat , a Mole, a Pig, a Dog & a Raven
Penguin, New York, 2011.