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Raggle-Taggle - Adventures with a Fiddle in Hungary and Roumania

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Published in 1949, in the authorised economy standard by the Readers Union. Illustrated frontispiece by Arthur Rackham and includes a small group of black & white photographs

Walter Fitzwilliam Starkie (1894 – 1976) was an Irish scholar, Hispanist, author and musician. His reputation is principally based on his popular travel writing: Raggle-Taggle (1933), Spanish Raggle-Taggle (1934) and Don Gypsy (1936). He is known as a translator of Spanish literature, and as a leading authority on the Romani people (Gypsies). He spoke the Romani language fluently. He won fame for his travels and was profiled by Time Magazine as a modern-day 'gypsy'. He published accounts of his experiences as a university vacation vagabond following the trail of the Gypsies in Raggle Taggle, and sequels, Spanish Raggle Taggle and Don Gypsy which are picaresque accounts in the tradition of George Borrow. His observations of Gypsy life, while more anecdotal than scholarly, provide insights into these nomadic people.

In lovely clean condition, no dust jacket. Binding tight, boards cover bright.

Item details

Added value:
Frontispiece illustration by Arthur Rackham
Author(s):
Walter Starkie
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
18.5cm x 12cm
Edition:
1950
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
342
Publisher:
Readers Union
Title:
Raggle-Taggle - Adventures with a Fiddle in Hungary and Roumania

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Published in 1949, in the authorised economy standard by the Readers Union. Illustrated frontispiece by Arthur Rackham and includes a small group of black & white photographs

Walter Fitzwilliam Starkie (1894 – 1976) was an Irish scholar, Hispanist, author and musician. His reputation is principally based on his popular travel writing: Raggle-Taggle (1933), Spanish Raggle-Taggle (1934) and Don Gypsy (1936). He is known as a translator of Spanish literature, and as a leading authority on the Romani people (Gypsies). He spoke the Romani language fluently. He won fame for his travels and was profiled by Time Magazine as a modern-day 'gypsy'. He published accounts of his experiences as a university vacation vagabond following the trail of the Gypsies in Raggle Taggle, and sequels, Spanish Raggle Taggle and Don Gypsy which are picaresque accounts in the tradition of George Borrow. His observations of Gypsy life, while more anecdotal than scholarly, provide insights into these nomadic people.

In lovely clean condition, no dust jacket. Binding tight, boards cover bright.

Added value:
Frontispiece illustration by Arthur Rackham
Author(s):
Walter Starkie
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
18.5cm x 12cm
Edition:
1950
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
342
Publisher:
Readers Union
Title:
Raggle-Taggle - Adventures with a Fiddle in Hungary and Roumania

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