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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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Gypsies By Jan Yoors

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. 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 customs lifestyle and relationship with non Gypsies As marginalised outsiders which is what they want Gypsies also were subjected to persecution racism and violence Yoors early life was certainly different as he embraced a world unencumbered with the need for chattels

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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. 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 read After reading it I felt so sympathetic to their peopleculture that I joined The Gypsy Lore Society of which I am still a member I m glad the book is available in print again


10 thoughts on “Gypsies By Jan Yoors

  1. says:

    ROAMING WITH THE ROMAI first learned of the existence of this extraordinarily fascinating book by Jan Yoors when I was reading Fonseca's book

  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 Gitano

  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 clear early on that he is not interested in any gypsies that live sede

  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 h

  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 mo

  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 Yoors authoritive text is inaccurate After being given a copy of The Gypsies I was very a

  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

  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 I cannot compare it to any other book I have ever read This is an inside fond but honest look at gypsy life