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Inventing Ruritania
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Vesna Goldsworthy is Professor in English Literature and Creative Writing at Kingston University and the author of several widely translated and award-winning volumes. Following Inventing Ruritania, she published a best-selling memoir, Chernobyl Strawberries in 2005, which was serialized in The Times and read by Goldsworthy herself as Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4, and a Crashaw Prize winning poetry collection, The Angel of Salonika, one of The Times' Best Poetry Books of 2011.

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"Goldsworthy has done enough research to found an academic department ... Inventing Ruritania is a sober, thoughtful and perceptive examination of an entertainment industry." -- Washington Post


"A wonderful study, which incisively analyzes Western stereotypes about the region."-- Carlin Romano, Chronicle of Higher Education

"There is a rich literary vein to be mined here, and Goldsworthy has a nice critical eye."
--Tony Judt, New Republic

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