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Remove the Trouble From Your Heart

Esther Pasztory

January, 2009
Cloth, 120 pages,
ISBN: 978-0-88033-627-7
East European Monographs
$40.00 / £27.50

Esther Pasztory sought refuge in the United States after the 1956 anti-communist revolution in Hungary. Her memoir chronicles the difficulty of straddling two cultures both personally and professionally and Pasztory's escape into a third, ancient culture where she felt her spirit was free to roam. Interweaving her work with the Aztec and Incan history with her past experiences in Hungary and her present life in America. Her story will appeal not only to readers who wrestle with their dual heritage but also to historians who seek an intimate account of post-communist Hungary.

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About the Author

Esther Pasztory is Lisa and Bernard Selz Professor in Pre-Columbian Art History at Columbia University.

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