Med ryggen mot verden: Portretter fra Serbia PDF/EPUB

Med ryggen mot verden: Portretter fra Serbia PDF/EPUB

Med ryggen mot verden: Portretter fra Serbia ➹ Med ryggen mot verden: Portretter fra Serbia Free ➯ Author Åsne Seierstad – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk From the best selling author of The Bookseller of Kabul an account of thirteen ordinary Serbian people and how their lives changed before during and after the fall of Milosevic From beloved internatio From the best selling author mot verden: PDF ´ of The bookseller of Kabul an account of thirteen ordinary Serbian people and how their lives changed before during and after the fall of Milosevic From beloved international reporter Åsne Seierstad comes a remarkable exploration of the lives of ordinary Serbs under the regime of Slobodan Milosevic during the dramatic events leading up to his fall and finally in the troubled years that have followed Seierstad traveled extensively through Serbia between and following the lives of people from across the political spectrum Her moving and perceptive account Med ryggen eBook ☆ follows nationalists Titoists Yugonostalgics rock stars fugitives and poets Seierstad brings her acclaimed attention to detail to bear on the lives of those whom she encounters in With Their Backs to the World as she creates a kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation made up of so many different and often conflicting hopes dreams and points of view.


10 thoughts on “Med ryggen mot verden: Portretter fra Serbia

  1. Louise Louise says:

    In this book Asne Seierstad draws portraits of the people of Slobodan Milošević’s Serbia His wars have brought loss a diminished national status and a ruined economy She shows how the people live and through their words she conveys their thoughts For many the author makes a visit after Milosevic’s downfall and describes how life has changed for themThe first portrait is of an elderly farmer He supports Milosevic but holds his highest esteem for Tito What is interesting about him his livestock his day his cheese recipe the “décor” of his simply furnished home and his information gap In the last chapter you enter the life of a rock star who is widely known in the region I later enjoyed him on You Tube check out Rambo Amadeus By the time you get here you can fully appreciate his life and opinionsIn between the farmer and the rock star the portraits are similarly diverse an opposition journalist; the wife of a convicted and imprisoned war criminal; a refugee family from Kosovo; a family with two generations of Orthodox priests; the mayor of Nis who became Prime Minister; a street smart entrepreneur a student activist; a novelist; a theater manager who enjoys patronage of the Milosevic family and I wonder how Seierstad was able to find such a diverse group and with a language and culture gap how she got so many people to open up to her Maybe each story is as uniue as the way she how got the rock star to go on the record with her and he with her – pun intended – she had to record in Norwegian he dubbed himself in for a duet and the song became a hit in the region While I highly recommend this as a book the 2004 ending begs an update After Milosevic the economy worsens and Serbians are viewed outside the country as pariahs Perhaps the world is ignoring Serbia these days I looked for something on life in contemporary Serbia and other than novels relating to the atrocities came up dry


  2. W W says:

    Asne Seierstad is no stranger to war zonesHaving previously reported from Kabul and Baghdadthis time she goes to war ravaged Serbiaafter the fall of Slobodan Milosevicthe man who brought much sufferingin the shape of the Bosnian warand laterthe NATO invasionSerbia had undergone a great deal of international approbium and ostracizationShe talks to Serbshumanises them and describes the hardships endured by themprincipally due to the policies of one man


  3. Sean-Paul Kosina Sean-Paul Kosina says:

    ‘If you fail at everything else in lifeAt least try to live honestly’ Serbian Proverb


  4. Gill Gill says:

    This book contains a series of portraits of people in Serbia collected over three visits between 1999 and 2004 The protagonists including an elderly farming countryman a priest an emigree and a rock star It paints a sad picture of a nation living on past possibly fictional glories floundering after the loss of strong leadership and unable to get over the recent atrocities to start rebuilding a healthy society I happened to hear a short news excerpt yesterday about the fact that Belgium has had no elected government for 9 months and is just coping fine It makes me wonder if we would all do better without centralised political controls So much of what Serbia is finding impossible is the result of political interference of the British and Americans during WW2 of the Austro Hungarian empire and the Ottoman empire all of which carved up the Balkan states in totally arbitrary ways to conuer and divide its peoples Movement of different ethnic groups different religious factions etc have made this a knot that defies any attempt to unravel it and allow the area to move forward constructively I wish there had been some light at the end of the tunnel but I saw none in this book's pages I was left with the heart rending cries of one Serb who had made a new life in Germany but had to put her desire to return home and any mention of her nationality in her new home to one side One gets no clear picture of how the interviews were conducted and how much knowledge of the language the author had nor is there than a very scant idea of the situation in general terms apart from 7 pages at the beginning of the book


  5. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I enjoyed meeting all of the diverse people in Seirstad's book One interview in particular gave me pause An older couple tells Seirstad that they understand all about the political situation in their country because they've heard about it on TV Milosevic controlled TV It made me think even about how much our news here is filtered and spun Who knows what's really happening?


  6. Viv JM Viv JM says:

    35 starsThis book is a collection of portraits of Serbians around the time of the fall of Milosevic Seierstad's skill lies in the fact that she seems to have been able to draw people from all sides of the political spectrum to talk to her and this is a fascinating if rather sad look at the Serbia of the early 2000sThis is very much a journalist's book rather than a historian's and although it was an interesting slice of life I am not sure I am much closer to a real understanding of how and why the war in the Balkans took place I feel like I would have liked to go deeper so maybe I need to seek out something a bit in depth to fill the gaps in my knowledge Suggestions welcome


  7. Hans Brienesse Hans Brienesse says:

    A great book in it's concept before and after Exploring people's lives both under Milosevic and some years after his fall a recurring theme is evident; as a nation the Serbs are ordinary people trying to survive but locked into a system of backward looking Things were betterunder Milosevicbefore Milosevica hundred years agoafter Milosevic The Serbs interviewed seem to have an ingrained idea of all the injustices borne only by the Serb people A book perhaps to be read in only a couple of sittings to totally immerse oneself in the Serbian psyche


  8. TheSeventh TheSeventh says:

    Being a croatian national I could understand the social aspect of characters as many of them would perfectly fit into society in Croatia I can only wonder what would this people have to say today with some big changes that happen since the book was written


  9. Lynn Lynn says:

    The author of The Bookseller of Kabul writes another story about an part of the world that has been consumed by war Serbia This time she reveals the Serbs “personality” after the wars in the 1990s I think her portraits are honest and true but the book doesn’t grab the reader’s attention like her previous book had because she is writing about the instigators of war instead of the victims Serbia is facing accusations of war crimes and a horrible dictator while the people approve of having a dictator and want the territory they lost back Kosovo is their biggest obsession and several of the author’s subjects are refugees from there and still dealing with the loss of of their homes and belongings The author’s biggest problem is her subjects might be hospitable to her they have a collective loathsome tendency to hate Muslims Albanians and others who aren’t Serbs This is explained uite well by someone who tells Asne that in Yugoslavia and after the Serbs tended to control government and civil service This put them in a situation where they forced other groups to pay bribes to get things done and live off others’ work I don’t think the Serbs’ reputation has been improved in 2019 but I don’t hear about them often I hope they are like able now


  10. Paramita Choudhury Paramita Choudhury says:

    The book has brought out a lot uestions in my mind about the separation of Yugoslavia The one which is most intriguing is Did the people really want it ? Were they happy with it ? The writer did an excellent work in putting down the various stories The different people from different walks of life She tried to get a holistic view point on the country's politics and how war affected itAll in all a book worth reading


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