In the Shadows of a Fallen Wall (BOK)

Sanford Tweedie

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Growing up, what Sanford Tweedie knew about East Germany was basically ...nothing. West Germans were our friends; East Germans, the enemy. In 2000, somewhat better informed, Tweedie took advantage of a Fulbright scholarship to move his family to the eastern German town of Erfurt for the academic year. Far from home and the familiar, with temporary status and a tenuous grasp of the language, he and his wife were curious to see how they would function shorn of all the rules that governed their daily lives - housing, food acquisition, transportation, and even basic communication. And as soon as their taxi delivered them to their grim tan and concrete Soviet-vintage apartment building, they knew their education had begun. Learning about life in the former East Germany, amid the feverish embrace of Western culture and the tenacious legacy of a totalitarian past, Tweedie comes to understand the deeper cultural assumptions through which Americans view the larger world. Part travelogue, part history, part cultural critique, all thoroughly engrossing, the story of his year experience is one of dislocation and accommodation, making a German town his own and now ours.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Sanford Tweedie
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780803271418
Antall sider 208 Dimensjoner 14,1cm x 21,5cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 277 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Travel writing