The Gypsies of Poland
Jerzy Ficowski
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The ethnographic sections are what sets this book apart for me. This is the first book I've read on gypsy cultures that has been this thorough in covering the practices of the various groups. This book gave me a completely different picture of the Kalderesh than I'd seen in The Church of Cheese: Gypsy Ritual in the American Heyday. The section devoted to images of gypsies throughout the centuries showed me that there has been an increasing Europeanization of their physical appearance. In earlier...more
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A Polish poet, writer and translator (from Yiddish, Russian and Romani).
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