From Coppersmith to Nurse

His story of transition from coppersmith to nurse, a decision that led to his rejection by the Gypsy community, is extensively illustrated with striking photographs and humorous drawings and accompanied by footnotes for those using it as an ...

From Coppersmith to Nurse

The life of Alyosha Taikon, the Swedish born son of a coppersmith, a member of the Kalderash clan of Romanies from Hungary. After working as a coppersmith and in the family circus he trained to be a male nurse, a decision which led to his rejection by the Gypsy community.

The A to Z of the Gypsies Romanies

London: Fourth Estate, 1993. Lundgren, Gunilla, and Aljosha Taikon. Aljosha:
Zigernarhövdingens pojke (Aljosha: The Gypsy Chief's Son). Stockholm; Bonnier
Carlsen, 1998. English/Romani translation, Alyosha: From Coppersmith to Nurse.

The A to Z of the Gypsies  Romanies

The A to Z of the Gypsies (Romanies) seeks to end such prejudice by clarifying the facts about this nomadic people. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics, the history of the Gypsies and their culture is told.

A Companion to Folklore

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 175–189. Lundgren, Gunilla and
Alyosha Taikon. 2003. From Coppersmith to Nurse: Alyosha, the Son of a Gypsy
Chief. Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press. Malinowski, Bronislaw. 1923.

A Companion to Folklore

A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

MultiCultural Review

From Coppersmith to Nurse: Alyosha, the Son of a Gypsy Chief. Chicago: Univ. of
Hertfordshire Press; dist. by IPG, 2003. 152 pp. Trans, from Swedish into English
and edited by Donald Kenrick. ISBN 1-902806-22-0, $29.95 (pb).

MultiCultural Review


The Coppersmith

In the operating room, a surgical team of burn specialists and nurses had been
tending to the body of the pastor for an hour, scrubbing the charred flesh with
brushes to remove the dead tissue, supplying him intravenously with fluids and ...

The Coppersmith

He calls himself the Coppersmith... A religious fanatic bent on murder, he begins systematically eliminating pastors in Upstate New York. From small towns to large cities he selects his victims, seemingly at random, and subjects them to a torturous death. Janelle Becker is the agent with the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit charged with solving the crimes. But even with the Bureau's resources, she finds herself ill-prepared to unravel the Coppersmith's message. Why do his methods keep changing? How can they know where he'll strike next? And can she escape her own dark past before it's too late? As she and her fellow agents track down the clues of the Coppersmith, they find themselves following an ancient itinerary that hearkens back to the steps of the apostle Paul. It becomes a race against this faceless killer as they struggle to predict his movements and get ahead of his deadly message of judgment. Can they stop him in time? Available in both paperback and E-book

Gypsy Dialects

The recently published bi - lingual text From Coppersmith to Nurse ( 143 ) is a
fascinating life story useful for practice reading , with Kalderash and English on
facing pages , and also contains helpful grammatical notes and a brief glossary .

Gypsy Dialects

Anyone who wishes to learn to speak Romani, a language made up of many dialects and spoken by Gypsy and Roma people throughout the world, will find this scholarly bibliography essential to their studies. Intended to be as accessible as possible, this thorough guide is not bogged down in linguistic technicalities, and the author's informed comments on the entries enable students of Romani to decide for themselves which materials best suit their purposes. The material has been arranged logically with a broad scope and user-friendly commentaries. Additional information details print and online resources, as well as audio recordings.

Chicago Nurse

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The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

A 16.00 (cloth) LUNDG REN, GUNILLA & Ai YOSHA TAIKON. From coppersmith
to nurse: Alyosha the son of a Gypsy chief xv. 142 pp., illus., Romani translation.
Hatfield: Univ. Hertfordshire Press for Centre de Recherches Tsiganes, 2003.

The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute