GAMES WITH SHADOWS
Next, Ascherson takes us on a personal tour of Europe, ’the barbaric continent’, exposing some ugly hatred and memories lurking beneath the cultured surface; he writes movingly about the courage and sacrifice that nations at their best can draw out. His meditations on Eastern Europe, ’Waltzing With Molotov’, are exemplary for their critical sympathy.
In the book’s final section, a vivid and memorable collection of sectarians, spies, traitors, heroes, monsters and victims reveals a lot about fear and hope in the closing years of this dangerous century.
PUBLICATION DATE: April 1988