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Raveled with them from country to country shared both their pleasures and their hardships and came to know them as no one no outsider ever has Here in this firsthand and highly pe. If the author wanted to dispel gypsy stereotypes he sure as hell did not do a good job If you take gypsy stereotypes and take out the extreme once like actual witchcraft and sexual promiscuity you are pretty much left with the image the author presents of these LovarraAnd even though the book is called The gypsies the author makes it pretty clear early on that he is not interested in any gypsies that live sedentary of seminomadic like gitanoes gypsies of England Sinti and Rudari He outright says he is only writing about nomadic gypsies he seems to look down eg on the urban Kalderasha girls he says their disheveled appearance is some defense mechanism and considered totally normal and says they are not really Christian or Muslim it is only a thin veneer to hide their true religion which are exactly some of the stereotypes knownAnd he is not even consistent You see while some statements support the unkemptness of gypsies the author stated at the start others don t fit that at all and he almost seems to hesitate calling them strict in their rules He didn t want to call them Victorian but based on what he says their rules are just as strictIf what the author wrote here is true than these people are gypsies in every way There is no regular way of acuisition mentioned except theft for a long time no income except begging magic and fortune telling until late in the book when horse trading is mentioned They are xenophobic Constantly lie and blame the gaje for it and according to him they may not even be poor When the author wrote that Kore and another boy went to a nearby hamlet to offer to whet knives and sharpen and adjust scissors I hoped that finally there is some other income except begging magic and theft but nope They charmed the daughter into one scissor which they only gave back because Jan prodded Kore to who saw nothing bad in the theft and Jan excuses it with indifference to material possession In fact he tends to state gaje as evil uite uickly while excusing every Roma behavior The moment these Rom have an honest trade horses we get this story of how Jan and Nanosh rip off some Jewish tailor because they reason that their dresses are so extravagant that he can give it to no one else even if they cannot pay in full That is the reasoning of a swindlerI know the author tries to portray the Gaje as unjustifiably mistrustful and somehow the gypsies as justified at least he doesn t condemn it if all of them in the group act like Pulika and Kore I see no reason to trust them They are liars thieves xenophobic chauvinist and uite frankly when you are not one of them you cannot trust them at all At least based on what the author is writing The people he presents are insanely superstitious xenophobic and anti women Of course the author tries to excuse it or spin the latter as somehow something positive for women that half their body is considered impureIs it even verified that what he wrote happened You see the I read of this book the I suspected that the author misinterpreted things or made them up He claimed that gypsies have no Christianity but ancestor worship but so far except for that spell there was no ancestor worship he says they do not bond or want to associate with gaje but then they do it whenever there is opportunity to do it they have friendship and many even own land apparently The only thing consistent is that he excuses their criminal behaviorAnd he not only is hypocritical when it comes to Rom and Gaje but also between the different tribes or maybe even groups You see Pulika also claimed to have been King of the Gypsies once that was ok for the author but these other kings apparently only call themselves so out of vanity In fact the author seems to have a distain for them because they like to dress stylishly and being well groomed The other gypsies he claims to dress disheveled the kids even wipe their hands on their hair to give it a sheen and being thieves and liars but these kings are the vain onesHe described the Tshurara women in exactly the way many would have described his gypsies wild unkempt dirty the girls with awkward attractiveness And his Kore friend is totally judgmental about them Also I do wonder whether the author did not mix stereotypes with fact as we even had the they are actually rich clich and only when they almost terrorize the country side is he not ok with it He almost rants about the Tshurara contrasting them to the suddenly oh so disciplined Lovarra calling them completely undisciplined dirty and being the reason for the gaje hostility As if he is projecting Maybe the current hostility is due to the Tshurara wherever the book was currently but who knows He doesn t know and he claims the Tshurara only steal but how would he know When Tshurara girls basically invade a shop and trick the owner respectively steal from him the author comments this with that no gypsy would ever be welcome again in that place but when the Lovarra of his group do the same or something similar the conseuences are apparently not worth mentioning This double standard made me seriously considering stopping reading this Fonso whipped his sister on the face and hands because when Tsinoro s son had half heartedly pretended to abduct the bride her sigh was to Fonso a sigh of pleasure and that was too dishonorable for him And of course the author has no comment for that When Gaje and Tshurara do this or gorge themselves wildly he scolds them but his precious Lovarra get scolded barely What a hypocriteAnd some things really can only be excused by citing cultural differences because no other would work The author mentions a case where the mother of a baby was 12 or 13 years old which could mean childbirth is dangerous And yes she is married to a much older man and so the gypsy group here lies and if they want to lie to cover it up why on earth do they claim this obviously elderly woman is the mother Come to think about it apart from some exceptions the only women mentioned are elderly or girls combine that with everything prior and the statements of how often they falsify papers and citizenships this book is a tirade of gypsy stereotypesWhenever the author talks about what is gypsy like that true gypsy style is to have no change of clothes I cannot help but suspect that he is exaggerating or plain lying That someone has no other clothes is hard enough to belief but what about the gypsies who are not nomadic I guess they aren t true gypsies for him aka the guy is judgmental not because of any harm done but because it does not fit his viewsNot only does it appear as if the people he is living with don t really tell him anything as he learns apparently important stuff over and over anew but he comes along as an arrogant prick He referred to the language of the Cale or Gitanos of Spain as a language all their own much influenced by corrupt Spanish And unless corrupt has some meaning I am not aware of that is a derogatory statementAnd he even complains that the term gypsy is often and inaccurately used to connote romantic dreams of unfettered unrealizable freedom adolescent yearnings for a passionate way of life contempt for the menial or to specify any good for nothing vagrant of uestionable honesty which is ironic considering how much this describes the people he presented The most striking difference between what he claims and what I know was when he shortly mentioned Sinti Sinti themselves as far as I know do not say that the word means person or human being And I would not count on most being musicians and makers of stringent instruments even back then Right away I can only remember a few from the time of this book who did that Also they are smaller than the Roma and easily angered The women always clad in black I have seen lots of pictures from Sinti of the time and the women rather tended to dress like thisSo what is his statement based on And their tribal organization is matriarchal and marriage only by elopement And if their dialect is practically unintelligible to other gypsies can it really still be called a dialect Also he says it preserved the purest and most ancient forms of words and pronunciations who have lost most of the original inflections and have to a large extent substituted faulty German grammatical structure for their own Wow this guy is condescending And how does he even know that Not to mention that a Lovarra here apologizes to his ancestors the mule for relying on the Blessed Virgin of the Gaje Based on everything I ever read and heard about Sinti they are usually the direct opposite of these Lowara in this regardNot to mention considered that then author stated that the Rom follow no form or ritual they sure as hell seem to be overburdened with ritual customs laws and the likeSo yeah the book seems uite contradictory and the title is misleading At best it should have been called The LovarraPS Only towards the end do we ever get told where the group actually is that time in Paris prior it was always so vague that it could be anywhere thereby invoking another gypsy stereotype Just like the claims that these gypsies chose their life and that they want to wander all the time Too Many Tribbles! them from country The Next Decade to country shared both If the Raindrops United their pleasures and E. 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them Victorian but based on what he says Anna & Elsa their rules are just as strictIf what Endless (Haven, the author wrote here is Mythical Creatures Boxed Set true Dumbo Deluxe Step into Reading than Pigs in Heaven these people are gypsies in every way There is no regular way of acuisition mentioned except Flubby Is Not a Good Pet! theft for a long Forever In My Heart (Dennehy Sisters, time no income except begging magic and fortune Spot Goes to the Beach telling until late in Goodnight Princess the book when horse How to be a Teenage Millionaire trading is mentioned They are xenophobic Constantly lie and blame Direct Flight to Murder the gaje for it and according Discourse and Digital Practices to him Power Engineering they may not even be poor When The Intimate Bond the author wrote La cattedrale del mare that Kore and another boy went Robotics Demystified to a nearby hamlet Focus on Apple Aperture to whet knives and sharpen and adjust scissors I hoped Memoria de mis putas tristes that finally Mon Mai 1968 there is some other income except begging magic and The Art Of Probability theft but nope They charmed Torrent (Slow Burn, the daughter into one scissor which The Ghost Garden they only gave back because Jan prodded Kore Dr. Seusss Spooky Things to who saw nothing bad in The Logic of Expression the A Puppy for Miguel theft and Jan excuses it with indifference Copperhead to material possession In fact he Alpha and Omega tends Changed into an Asian Schoolgirl to state gaje as evil uite uickly while excusing every Roma behavior The moment Poetry of the Thirties these Rom have an honest Selected Poems this story of how Jan and Nanosh rip off some Jewish Girl Online On Tour (Girl Online, tailor because In the Dream House they reason The Maze that The Midwifes Special Delivery their dresses are so extravagant Resistance and Hope that he can give it My Paris Kitchen to no one else even if Un Pez, DOS Peces, Pez Rojo, Pez Azul they cannot pay in full That is Jane Against the World the reasoning of a swindlerI know The Wifes Tale the author Under the Rainbow tries The Making of a Sonnet to portray Maigret Hesitates the Gaje as unjustifiably mistrustful and somehow Rabbit and His Friends the gypsies as justified at least he doesn Everything We Ever Wanted t condemn it if all of Fear of Falling (Wild at Heart, them in Richard Scarrys Naughty Bunny the group act like Pulika and Kore I see no reason Escape from Mr. Lemoncellos Library (Mr. Lemoncellos Library, to Five Tank Engine Tales trust Hideaway them They are liars The Bauhaus Group thieves xenophobic chauvinist and uite frankly when you are not one of The Nameless Queen them you cannot Dragons in a Bag (Dragons in a Bag trust Prohibido nacer them at all At least based on what When God Made You the author is writing The people he presents are insanely superstitious xenophobic and anti women Of course Hoot A Sort Of Owl From Timbuctoo! the author Flo tries Who Has Seen The Wind to excuse it or spin Peter Parrot Private Eye (Heres looking at you, 2000) the latter as somehow something positive for women Mercy Inn that half Little Miss Chatterboxs Guide to Gossip their body is considered impureIs it even verified The Greys that what he wrote happened You see The Little Farm the I read of Highwayman Husband this book Chaos Bound (Chronicles from the Applecross the I suspected My One and Only that Billionaires Favorite Fantasy the author misinterpreted Captive of the Border Lord. Blythe Gifford things or made Submerged them up He claimed Ruthlessly Bedded by the Italian Billionaire that gypsies have no Christianity but ancestor worship but so far except for Corderos Forced Bride that spell London (Entangle Me there was no ancestor worship he says The Case of the Confirmed Bachelor (Most Wanted they do not bond or want A Bungalow for Two (The Ministers Daughters Trilogy to associate with gaje but A Montana Cowboy/A Cowboys Angel then Rancher McBride they do it whenever The Doctors Newfound Family there is opportunity The Cowboys Convenient Bride to do it نظریه سیستم ها - مجله ارغنون 17 they have friendship and many even own land apparently The only Mine to Take (Nine Circles, thing consistent is The Garden Jungle that he excuses Oje, ich wachse!: Von den 10 "Sprüngen" in der mentalen Entwicklung Ihres Kindes während der ersten 20 Monate und wie Sie damit umgehen können their criminal behaviorAnd he not only is hypocritical when it comes Niemalsland to Rom and Gaje but also between My Google Apps (2nd Edition) (2nd Edition) (My...) the different Blood Rain (Aurelio Zen, tribes or maybe even groups You see Pulika also claimed The Plantagenets (Volumes 1 to 4) to have been King of Dreamveil (Kyndred, the Gypsies once Nope that was ok for Regeneration (Species Imperative, the author but Magic Gifts (Kate Daniels, these other kings apparently only call With These Hands themselves so out of vanity In fact Growgirl the author seems El burlador de Sevilla to have a distain for Learning Storm them because Unity Game Development Scripting they like Rust Essentials to dress stylishly and being well groomed The other gypsies he claims NAM to dress disheveled Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk the kids even wipe Pendragon Rises (Once and Future Hearts, their hands on Suitor by Design (Dressmakers Daughters, their hair For All Our Tomorrows to give it a sheen and being Quiet As The Grave thieves and liars but Assignment these kings are The Winter Pearl the vain onesHe described Desperate Measures the Tshurara women in exactly Envisioning the City the way many would have described his gypsies wild unkempt dirty Folktales of Norway the girls with awkward attractiveness And his Kore friend is Elements of Judicial Strategy totally judgmental about Eros and Inwardness in Vienna them Also I do wonder whether Fictions of Sappho, 1546-1937 the author did not mix stereotypes with fact as we even had Of Beards and Men the Overseers of the Poor they are actually rich clich and only when Creative Character Design terrorize Nightingales Nest the country side is he not ok with it He almost rants about Sophia, Princess Among Beasts the Tshurara contrasting No Gumption them Warrior Rising (Goddess Summoning, to Longarm and the Vanishing Lady (Longarm, the suddenly oh so disciplined Lovarra calling No One You Know them completely undisciplined dirty and being Victory Point the reason for Longarm and the Mountain Manhunt (Longarm, the gaje hostility As if he is projecting Maybe Lullaby Road the current hostility is due La Iglesia Del Diablo to The End of an Era the Tshurara wherever The Ferris Conspiracy the book was currently but who knows He doesn The Rainbow Bear t know and he claims The Lost Boy the Tshurara only steal but how would he know When Tshurara girls basically invade a shop and The Complete Idiots Guide to Android App Development trick The Pocket Idiots Guide to Your Carbon Footprint the owner respectively steal from him Dozakhnama the author comments Selected Poems this with Basanti that no gypsy would ever be welcome again in The room of many colours that place but when The Last Burden the Lovarra of his group do Halbe Miete the same or something similar Das Haus am Potomac / Die Gnadenfrist the conseuences are apparently not worth mentioning This double standard made me seriously considering stopping reading Räuchern Mit Heimischen Kräutern this Fonso whipped his sister on The Museum of Mysteries the face and hands because when Tsinoro s son had half heartedly pretended Alle sieben Wellen to abduct Lotus blues (Martin Benner, the bride her sigh was Der Campus to Fonso a sigh of pleasure and Sub Terra / Das Blut des Teufels that was Cómo adelgazar follando (edición ilustrada): Toda la verdad sobre la comida y el sexo (Ocio y tiempo libre) too dishonorable for him And of course Nacida para seducir (Chicago Stars, the author has no comment for ¡El poder de los dioses egipcios! 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he even complains A Sinful Alliance that Fireman Dad the The Last Target term gypsy is often and inaccurately used Wilderness Courtship (Courtship, to connote romantic dreams of unfettered unrealizable freedom adolescent yearnings for a passionate way of life contempt for The Ruthless Groom (Princes of the Outback, the menial or May Martins Sewing Bible e-short 1 to specify any good for nothing vagrant of uestionable honesty which is ironic considering how much Shotgun Surrender (McCalls Montana this describes Cycling Solo the people he presented The most striking difference between what he claims and what I know was when he shortly mentioned Sinti Sinti Social Theory Re-Wired themselves as far as I know do not say Social Inequality that Sisters of the Yam the word means person or human being And I would not count on most being musicians and makers of stringent instruments even back Azerbaijan Since Independence then Right away I can only remember a few from Intermediate Cantonese the 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have Jasmines First Horse Show (Pony Tails, to a large extent substituted faulty German grammatical structure for Local Girl Missing their own Wow Killing Time this guy is condescending And how does he even know Trinity (Wars of the Roses, that Not Little Girl Lost to mention One Step Too Far that a Lovarra here apologizes A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell, to his ancestors House of Exile the mule for relying on Social Creature the Blessed Virgin of Moll Flanders the Gaje Based on everything I ever read and heard about Sinti Adding Value to Your Home they are usually My Mummy is Magic the direct opposite of Can We Still Be Friends these Lowara in Constable Colgans Connectoscope this regardNot Orpheus to mention considered Prudence that Imagine Me Gone then author stated Booknotes that A Local Habitation the Rom follow no form or ritual The Stanforth Secrets (Lovers and Ladies, they sure as hell seem Alien Encounters to be overburdened with ritual customs laws and Benedictus the likeSo yeah Doctor Who the book seems uite contradictory and Kronos the Bajo un Millon de Sombras = Born Under a Million Shadows title is misleading At best it should have been called The LovarraPS Only The Day Louis Got Eaten towards Haunted England the end do we ever get India in Slow Motion told where Bad Blood the group actually is High Hopes that Gilles Deleuze time in Paris prior it was always so vague Mystery Ride (Saddle Club, that it could be anywhere Nefertiti thereby invoking another gypsy stereotype Just like The Killer On The Wall the claims Or the Bull Kills You (Chief Inspector Max Camara, that After Ever After these gypsies chose Hear the Dead Cry their life and Rebooting India that Alejandra Pizarnik, Georges Bataille and the Literature of Evil they want Gone to wander all Buy Me the Sky the The Jacqueline Wilson Daydream Journal time

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Gypsies AUTHOR Jan Yoors

At the age of twelve Jan Yoors ran away from his privileged cultured Belgian family and home to join a wandering band a kumpania of Gypsies For ten years he lived as one of them t. ROAMING WITH THE ROMAI first learned of the existence of this extraordinarily fascinating book by Jan Yoors when I was reading Fonseca s book about gypsies Roma Bury me Standing Published in 1967 this book is available from on line second hand storesSometime in between the 2 world wars Jan Yoor a young Belgian teenager did something very unusual He ran away with the gypsies He joined a group kumpania of Roma camping near to his home and was eventually adopted by them His understanding parents did not seem to mind him being away from home and school for long periods whilst he wandered around Europe with his new companionsYoor s first hand experiences of living the life of a young gypsy were not wasted Years later he described them in his book The Gypsies His account of living with the Roma is detailed and seems accurate Yet it is not a dispassionate anthropological study As I read his book I felt that I was almost experiencing the trials and tribulations of life on the road with the gypsies Yoors shows a deep understanding of the subtleties of the Roma mentality and describes their beliefs traditions and daily life exuisitely At times his writing has a poetic uality yet it never becomes trite or flowery The Roma could not have wished for a sympathetic yet objective description of their lives than that written by YoorsRead this gracious book and you will see the Roma in an entirely new light

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Rsonal account of an extraordinary people Yoors tells the real story of the Gypsies' fascinating customs and their neverending struggle to survive as free nomads in a hostile worl. Honestly I enjoyed this book and learned a little about Romani customs but a lot of the book seems completely unlikely it is suppose to be the factual account of a boy who was taken in by a traveling group of Romani when he was 12 years old You find out later that he had perfectly respectable even well off parents but they didn t really look for him or even make a fuss when he got back all those months later then were happy to let him go back whenever he wanted In addition to that Romani are known for using implausible stories to throw outsiders off their track so I really don t know how much of this is the truth and how much is just a bunch of bologna I would really like to read a book written by a Romani giving a truthful account of their culture Is that too much to ask


10 thoughts on “Gypsies AUTHOR Jan Yoors

  1. says:

    ROAMING WITH THE ROMAI first learned of the existence of this extraordinarily fascinating book by Jan Yoors when

  2. says:

    If you are trying to understand how gypsies think reason and behave this is one book I can recommend but I learned that there are gypsies and then there are gypsies There are those that are scarcely nomadic any the Gitanos of Spain and Francethe Sinti of Germany and the Rudari of Romania The Rom that are disper

  3. says:

    A LIFE CHANGING BOOK FOR ME I THINK I RECOGNIZED MY NAN MADE ME WANT TO LEARN MORE AND MORE

  4. says:

    If the author wanted to dispel gypsy stereotypes he sure as hell did not do a good job If you take gypsy stereotypes and take out the extreme once like actual witchcraft and sexual promiscuity you are pretty much left with the image the author presents of these LovarraAnd even though the book is called The gypsies the author makes it pretty

  5. says:

    I have read one other book on the Gypsies Australian Gypsies Their Secret History which is written in recent times through various interviews The stereotype Gypsy is dispelled in both books but this one is far personnel and embracingYoors leaves home with his parents permission and joins a family of Gypsies with this book taking him through his teens and up to WWII He explains there are various types of Gypsies their c

  6. says:

    This book is written as a protest against oblivion as a cry of love for this race of strangers who have lived among us for centuries and remained apart With this poetic beginning Jan Yoors tells us the story of his life as he left his family to join a new family among the Rom commonly called Gypsies For the most part we gaje non Gypsies in their language only know the most minimal stereotypes about this culture; fortunet

  7. says:

    Honestly I enjoyed this book and learned a little about Romani customs but a lot of the book seems completely unlikely it

  8. says:

    As a person of Romany decent who has been trained in the traditions of my people I can say with confidence that MUCH of the information in Jan Y

  9. says:

    I first found this book in the Seventies on the bookshelves of Weiser's in NYC I lent the paperback to a friend who never returned it because he fell in love with it too It is still my favorite and the most beautifully written book I've ever r

  10. says:

    I read this probably 30 years ago and was entranced by this unusual tale One has to wonder what sort of parents would allow their son to run away with the Gypsies uite regularly but when you read the book you are glad that they did so

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