Exit into History: A Journey Through the New Eastern Europe
Penguin Books

Exit into History: A Journey Through the New Eastern Europe


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In this arresting, intimate narrative journey, award-winning Eva Hoffman returns to her Polish homeland and five other countriesHungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and the two nations of the former Czechoslovakiahistorically transformed by the demise of Communism. The result is the penetrating personal odyssey across the other Europe and a vivid portrayal of a landscape in the midst of change. Hoffman combines the wise perspective of an outsider and the passionate concern of a native daughter to illuminate the forces informing the regions complex politics as she captures the texture of everyday life in a world in flux.

Indispensable for anyone who wants to seriously come to grips with the experience of Eastern Europe.The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Complex and full of the unexpected . . . Hoffman earns our trust as an observer.Tina Rosenberg, New York Newsday

Written with incredible literary talent and intellectual soundness . . . An indispensable clue for anyone who is keen to understand how the new Europe is emerging from the debris of the Cold War period.Ryszard Kapuscinski


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