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A Guided Tour through the Museum of Communism Fables from a Mouse، a Parrot، a Bear، a Cat، a Mole، a Pig، a Dog، and a RavenA has emerged as one of the most popular and respected critics of Communism to come out of A Guided PDFEPUB or the former Eastern Bloc In A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism she offers a eight part exploration of Communism by way of an unusual cast. Brilliant Two books in one I can't do it justice with a brief Goodreads review so I'll write a real review and post the link when it's published I will say this Scrolling through other reviews I see multiple references to Animal Farm I can't imagine why anyone might suggest that the books are similar except in the most superficial sense that they both critiue communist states while deploying animals as protagonists For the record Animal Farm is a heavy handed allegory in which the animal characters are simple stand ins for people This book is something else altogether The stories of various former socialist states told with one exception by animals who are animals not stand ins for people This allows Drakulic to write not only about relations among people under various communist regimes but also about human animal relations and the ways that these two sets of relationships sometimes mirror each other As I said Two or maybe three books in one

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Read & Download ↠ A Guided Tour through the Museum of Communism Fables from a Mouse، a Parrot، a Bear، a Cat، a Mole، a Pig، a Dog، and a Raven 104 Ö [Reading] ➶ A Guided Tour through the Museum of Communism FablOf narrators each from a different country who reflect on the fall of Communism Together they constitute an Orwellian send up of absurdities during the final years of European Guided Tour through PDF #8608 Communism that showcase this author's tremendous tale. Sometimes nothing can kill a book deader than a too rigid adherence to a concept I can imagine Slavenka Drakulić first reading George Orwell's Animal Farm and saying to herself How cute I can adapt this to my experience of Communism through the different Eastern European countriesExcept it just wasn't a dynamic enough idea to carry the whole book A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism started out well with a mouse guiding us through Czech Communism But then toward the end there was a pig introducing you to Kadar's Hungary a dog to Ceausescu's Rumania and a raven to Hoxha's Albania As a Hungarian I do not care to be represented by a pig however much I like to eat them This is one of those books which it is best to sample preferably with one or of the opening chapters rather than to read straight through It's a pity because Drakulic in Cafe Europa showed herself to be an excellent essayist

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A wry cutting deconstruction of the Tour through PDF #203 Communist empire by one of Eastern Europe's exceptional authors Called a perceptive and amusing social critic with a wonderful eye for detail by The Washington Post Slavenka Drakulic a native of Croati. Interesting but repetitive I had to read this for my study abroad Political Science class on communism soAt least I got to go to Europe and visit the Czech Republic Poland Austria Slovakia and Hungary