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The Resource The gypsies, Jan Yoors

The gypsies, Jan Yoors

Label
The gypsies
Title
The gypsies
Statement of responsibility
Jan Yoors
Creator
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a boy of twelve, Jan Yoors fulfilled many an adventurous youth's fantasy when he left his comfortable Belgian home to live and travel with a tribe, or kumpania, of Gypsies. Adopted into the extended family of Pulika, Yoors passed his days with the patriarch's sons and nephews, learning the traditions and participating in the rituals of the Gypsies, or Romani. As the years passed, he divided his life between the world of his birth, where he became a noted tapestry artist, filmmaker, and war hero, and the world of the Romani, where he returned regularly for more than five decades. The nuanced portrait details the rhythms of life among the Romani; the exceptional occurrences of birth, marriage, and death; and the highly codified system of conduct of the Gypsies. Roadside caravans, evening meals, multifamily feasts, village fairs, convocations of the kris (the Romani tribunal of justice), and wedding celebrations: all are powerfully evoked in both word and image. Comprehensive and vivid, expressive and lyrical, this volume is testimony to the author's remarkable facility with language -- both written and visual -- and an unequalled portrait of daily life among the Gypsies
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yoors, Jan
Dewey number
910.031749149
Index
no index present
LC call number
DX115
LC item number
.Y6
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yoors, Jan
  • Yoors, Jan
  • Romanies
  • Romanies
  • Belgians
  • Tsiganes
  • Tsiganes
  • Tsiganes
  • Belgians
  • Romanies
  • Romanies
  • Europe
  • Gypsies
Label
The gypsies, Jan Yoors
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00415083
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
256 pages
Lccn
67010901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
B6722879
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42218
  • (OCoLC)00415083
Label
The gypsies, Jan Yoors
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00415083
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
256 pages
Lccn
67010901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
B6722879
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42218
  • (OCoLC)00415083

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