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How We Survived Communism And Even Laughed

”Seldom has such a narrative been so spirited and immediate.”
Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Good

”How We Survived Communism is not only the first ever grassroots feminist critique of communism, it’s one of our first glimpses into real peoples‘ lives in prerevolutionary Eastern Europe. My world is twice as large as it was before I read this book. (Slavenka Drakulić) is brave, funny, wise and wonderfully gifted writer.”
Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed

”Perhaps the greatest appeal of How We Survived Communism lies in Ms. Drakulić’s skill at blending provocative analysis with the texture of everyday life: a young girl’s awe before a luxurious foreign dočč; an Eastern European’s envious amazement at the workings of the American phone system and paingul bewilderment at the vast poverty in New York…Thoughtful, beautifully written.”
New York Times Book review

 

Editions:

HOW WE SURVIVED COMMUNISM AND EVEN LAUGHED – essays
Hutchinson, London 1992

WIE WIR DEN KOMMUNISMUS UBERSTANDEN UND DENNOCH LACHTEN
Rowohlt-Berlin, Berlin 1991

HOW WE SURVIVED COMMUNISM AND EVEN LAUGHED
W.W. Norton, New York 1992

KAKO SMO PREZIVELI KOMUNIZEM IN SE CELO SMEJALI
Rotis, Maribor 1992

LES RESTES DU COMMUNISME SONT DANS LA CASSEROLE
Jacques Bertoin, Paris 1992

HOE WIJ HET COMMUNISME OVERLEEFDEN EN BLEVEN LACHEN
de Prom, Baarn 1992

HOW WE SURVIVED COMMUNISM AND EVEN LAUGHED
Vintage, London 1993

HOW WE SURVIVED COMMUNISM AND EVEN LAUGHED
Harper Perennial, New York 1993

HUR VI LYCKADES OVERLEVA KOMMUNISMEN MED ETT LEENDE  PÅ  LÄPPARNA
Ordfronts, Stockholm 1994

COME SIAMO SOPRAVISSUTE AL COMUNISMO RIUSCENDO PERSINO A RIDER
Eil Saggiatore, Milano 1994

HUR VI LYCKADES OVERLEVA KOMMUNISMEN MED ETT LEENDE  PA  LAPPARNA
Ordfronts, Stockholm 1995

HVORDAN VI OVERLEVDE KOMMUNISMEN – OG KUNNE LE AV DEN
Pax, Oslo 1995

COME SIAMO SOPRAVVISSUTE AL COMUNISMO RIUSCENDO PERSINO A RIDERE
Est, Milano 1997

A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism

”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. ”
Kirkus

Editions:

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.