Literature, Gypsy

Literature, Gypsy
   Until the 20th century, Romany literature was almost entirely oral-songs and folktales. The temporary encouragement of the Romani language in the newly founded Soviet Union led to a flourishing of literature in the period between the world wars. Since 1945 much poetry, many short stories, and numerous dramas have been written. Many Gypsy writers, such as Matéo Maximoff and Veijo Baltzar, have written novels in the majority languages of the country where they live.
   See also Folk Literature.

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