£15.99
A lower priced version of this book is available
Save £10.37 (65%) by choosing the Kindle Edition.
£5.62
Kindle price
£15.99
Paperback price

Save <span class="a-color-price">£10.37 (65%)</span> by choosing the Kindle Edition. Read now with the free Kindle app
Available on iOS, Android, Mac & PC.
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Poor but Sexy: Culture Cl... has been added to your Basket

Dispatch to:
To see addresses, please
Or
Please enter a valid UK postcode.
Or
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Poor but Sexy: Culture Clashes in Europe East and West Paperback – 28 Mar 2014

3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£15.99
£8.88 £10.69
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£15.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 309 pages
  • Publisher: Zero Books (28 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780993943
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780993942
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.7 x 21.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

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.


Customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
1
1 star
1
Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 6 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on 21 September 2014
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
11 Comment| 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 3 September 2015
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 11 November 2015
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 22 July 2014
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 12 November 2015
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 6 May 2015
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: nao by lladro

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?