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Author Nicolay, Franz, author.

Title The humorless ladies of border control : touring the punk underground from Belgrade to Ulaanbaatar / Franz Nicolay.

Publication Info. New York : The New Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  781.6609 NIC    Check Shelf
Description 371 pages : map ; 20 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-367).
Contents The humorless ladies of border control (Ukraine) -- Party for everybody (Rostov-on-Don to Saint Petersburg) -- A real Lenin of our time (Moscow) -- God-forget-it house (Trans-Siberian) -- The knout and the pierogi (Tomsk to Baikal) -- The hall of sufficient looking (Trans-Mongolian) -- Drunk nihilists make a good audience (Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia) -- A fur coat with morsels (Hungary, Poland) -- Poor, but they have style (Romania) -- You are an asshole big time (Bulgaria) -- Don't bring your beer in church (Bucharest to Vienna) -- Changing the country, we apologize for the inconvenience (Ukraine after the flood).
Summary In 2009, musician Franz Nicolay left his job and over the next five years, he crossed the world with a guitar in one hand, a banjo in the other, and an accordion on his back, playing the anarcho-leftist squats and DIY spaces of the punk rock diaspora. While engaging with the works of literary predecessors from Rebecca West to Chekhov and the nineteenth-century French aristocrat the Marquis de Custine, Nicolay explores the past and future of punk rock culture in the post-Communist world.
Subject Nicolay, Franz -- Travel -- Europe, Eastern.
Nicolay, Franz -- Travel -- Russia (Federation)
Nicolay, Franz -- Travel -- Mongolia.
Punk culture -- Europe, Eastern.
Punk rock music -- Europe, Eastern.
Europe, Eastern -- Description and travel.
Russia (Federation) -- Description and travel.
Mongolia -- Description and travel.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Other Form: Online version: Nicolay, Franz. Humorless ladies of border control New York : New Press, 2016 9781620971802 (DLC) 2016014551
ISBN 9781620971796 hardcover
1620971798 hardcover
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