The Humorless Ladies of Border Control

The Humorless Ladies of Border Control

Touring the Punk Underground From Belgrade to Ulaanbaatar

Book - 2016
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In 2009, musician Franz Nicolay left his job and over the next five years, he crossed the world with a guitar in one hand, a banjo in the other, and an accordion on his back, playing the anarcho-leftist squats and DIY spaces of the punk rock diaspora. While engaging with the works of literary predecessors from Rebecca West to Chekhov and the nineteenth-century French aristocrat the Marquis de Custine, Nicolay explores the past and future of punk rock culture in the post-Communist world.
Publisher: New York : The New Press, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781620971796
Branch Call Number: 781.6609 NICOLAY
Characteristics: 371 pages : map ; 20 cm


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Jan 30, 2017

I read a lot of non fiction, and this book is one of the best I've encountered in a long time. Perhaps because I've travelled through many of the East European countries he visits, I can visualize the characters he meets on his tours. He's also adept at including appropriate quotes from Rebecca West and Robert Kaplan, two writers who visited the same territory years ago. There's no plot, but this book, for me, was certainly a page turner.


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