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Alien Among Anxious Artists is a humorous,non-fiction narrative describingadventures of American ceramic artistDennis Parks in Central Europe, andchanges occurring there as reflected inthe lives of his counterparts during theiruncertain passage from drab Communistrepression into benign Capitalist neglect.The book concentrates on artisticactivity in the core of Mitteleuropa —Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Poland —from 1982 to 1994, while Socialism wasdeliquescing.Excellent writing concerning thesechanges has been published by academicsand journalists, such as Timothy GartonAsh and David Remnick, authors whobreakfasted with ex-President LechWa³eºa in Warsaw before flying off fordinner in Moscow with former K.G.B.Chief Gennady Zyuganov. Dennis’sources readily acknowledged that theyhad less leverage on the future. Theywere curious about the life he lived as anartist in America. Mitteleuropean artistsprofessed that they could easily identifywith a contemporary artist who livedlightly on the periphery of society(though they struggled to comprehendwhy a Capitalist would freely choose thisalternative).Jacket design by Joan Giannecchini
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ISBN: 9781456847807
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