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The Resource Border : a journey to the edge of Europe, Kapka Kassabova

Border : a journey to the edge of Europe, Kapka Kassabova

Label
Border : a journey to the edge of Europe
Title
Border
Title remainder
a journey to the edge of Europe
Statement of responsibility
Kapka Kassabova
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria, from where she emigrated as a girl twenty-five years previously, to explore the border it shares with Turkey and Greece. When she was a child, the border zone was rumored to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall, and it swarmed with soldiers and spies. On holidays in the "Red Riviera" on the Black Sea, she remembers playing on the beach only miles from a bristling electrified fence whose barbs pointed inward toward the enemy: the citizens of the totalitarian regime. Kassabova discovers a place that has been shaped by successive forces of history: the Soviet and Ottoman empires, and, older still, myth and legend. Her exquisite portraits of fire walkers, smugglers, treasure hunters, botanists, and border guards populate the book. There are also the ragged men and women who have walked across Turkey from Syria and Iraq. But there seem to be nonhuman forces at work here too: This densely forested landscape is rich with curative springs and Thracian tombs, and the tug of the ancient world, of circular time and animism, is never far off. Kapka Kassabova is the author of three poetry collections, the novel Villa Pacifica, and the memoirs Street Without a Name: Childhood and Other Misadventures in Bulgaria, and Twelve Minutes of Love: A Tango Story. She lives in Scotland."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kassabova, Kapka
Dewey number
949.903
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kassabova, Kapka
  • Borderlands
  • Borderlands
  • Borderlands
  • Borderlands
  • Novelists, Scottish
  • Women authors, Scottish
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Bulgaria
  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria
Target audience
adult
Label
Border : a journey to the edge of Europe, Kapka Kassabova
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xviii, 379 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781555977863
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2017930112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • 1838451
  • 859626
Label
Border : a journey to the edge of Europe, Kapka Kassabova
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xviii, 379 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781555977863
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2017930112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • 1838451
  • 859626

Library Locations

    • St. Catharines Public LibraryBorrow it
      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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      425 Carlton St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2M4W8, CA
      43.180871 -79.225607
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