Author(s): Rebecca West
First published in 1942, Rebecca West's epic masterpiece is widely regarded as the most illuminating book to have been written on the former state of Yugoslavia. It is a work of enduring value that remains essential for anyone attempting to understand the enigmatic history of the Balkan states, and the continuing friction in this fractured area of Europe. This title is a new edition of a travel literature classic introduced by Geoff Dyer.
Rebecca West (1892-1983) was the adopted name of Cecily Isabel Fairfield. Poet, critic and author, West published several novels to widespread acclaim (including The Return of the Soldier and The Judge). Black Lamb and Grey Falcon is widely regarded as her magnum opus.