Fear of Mirrors (Paperback)

By Tariq Ali

Arcadia Books, 9781900850100, 240pp.

Publication Date: May 9, 1998



Lovers want to know the truth, but they do not always want to tell it. For some East Germans, the fall of Communism was like the end of a long and painful love affair: free to tell the truth at last, they found they no longer wanted to hear it. This book relates the history of central Europe from the perspective of those on the other side of the Cold War.

About the Author

Born and educated in Pakistan and later at Oxford University, Tariq Ali is a writer, playwright and film-maker. He is an editor of the New Left Review and the author of over a dozen books on world history and politics; his first novel, Redemption, was published in 1990. It was followed in 1992 by Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree, which has been translated into several languages and was awarded the Best Foreign Language Fiction Prize in Santiago de Compolesta, Spain, in 1995. Tariq Ali lives in London.