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Poor but Sexy: Culture Clashes in Europe East and West by [Pyzik, Agata]
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Poland's martyrological complex, modes of social realism, former communist nations as essentially postcolonial ideas, some more developed than others, tumble from each page creating a kind of swarm energy that's a pleasing antidote to the tasteful mourning found in so many books about eastern Europe. There's an urgency and intensity to Poor But Sexy that's entirely in keeping with Pyzik's assertion that the key cultural feature of pre-1989 Poland was highmindedness:We didn't have permissiveness for schlock. Read the full review at http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/07/poor-but-sexy-culture-clashes-europe-east-west-agata-pyzik-review --Sukhdev Sandhu, The Guardian, London

I think the book is extremely good, readable, of interest to a variety of communities (artists, art critics, cultural critics, historians, commentators on the Left etc). I recommend it enthusiastically. --Esther Leslie Professor of Political Aesthetics Birkbeck

Written in an absorbing, sardonic and irreverent style and backed by an impressive weight of historical, cultural and political knowledge, Poor But Sexy is a refusal to accept the currently collapsing neoliberal settlement as the best of all possible worlds, and a reopening of spaces where we should not be hesitant or embarrassed to look for alternatives --Rhian Jones, Morning Star

About the Author

Agata Pyzik is a Polish journalist who divides her time between Warsaw and London, where she has already established herself as a writer on art, music and culture for various magazines, including The Wire, Icon, Guardian, Afterall and Frieze.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 12344 KB
  • Print Length: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Zero Books (28 Mar. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IIWM686
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #341,834 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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