Books set in Poland (20)


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All the Broken Places by John Boyne EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
From the author of the globally bestselling, multi-million-copy classic, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, comes its astonishing and powerful sequel. 'When is a monster's child culpable? Guilt and complicity are multifaceted. John Boyne is a maestro of historical fiction. You can't prepare yourself for the magnitude and emotional impact of this powerful novel' John Irving 'An incredible feat of storytelling. All the Broken Places is a stark confrontation of evil, an examination of guilt and deflection, and an old-fashioned page-turner. John treads the finest of narrative lines with skill and gra... continue

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Chasing the King of Hearts by Hanna Krall EN

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Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
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After the deportation of her husband to Auschwitzm Izolda Ragenberg, alias Maria Pawlicka, has only one aim: to free her husband. Her race to beat fate might appear absurd to others, but not to her. In times of war and destruction she learns to trust herself.

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Cosmos by Witold Gombrowicz ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
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Within the genre of crime fiction, Gombrowicz explores the angst of human existence

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I'd Like to Say Sorry, But There's No One to Say Sorry To : Stories by Mikolaj Grynberg EN

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Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
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An exquisitely original collection of darkly funny stories that explore the panorama of Jewish experience in contemporary Poland, from a world-class contemporary writer "These small, searing prose pieces are moving and unsettling at the same time. If the diagnosis they present is right, then we have a great problem in Poland." --Olga Tokarczuk, Nobel Prize laureate and author of Flights Mikołaj Grynberg is a psychologist and photographer who has been collecting and publishing oral histories of Polish Jews. In his first work of fiction--a book that has been widely praised by critics and was sho... continue

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Maus : A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Sweden flag Sweden
Description:
Some historical events simply beggar any attempt at description--the Holocaust is one of these. Characterising the Nazis as cats and the Jews as mice, this book recounts, through a complex and sustained allegory the experiences of the author's father in Auschwitz during WWII.


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Renia's Diary : A Holocaust Journal by Renia Spiegel EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Description:
The long-hidden diary of a young Polish woman's life during the Holocaust, translated for the first time into English Renia Spiegel was born in 1924 to an upper-middle class Jewish family living in southeastern Poland, near what was at that time the border with Romania. At the start of 1939 Renia began a diary. “I just want a friend. I want somebody to talk to about my everyday worries and joys. Somebody who would feel what I feel, who would believe me, who would never reveal my secrets. A human being can never be such a friend and that’s why I have decided to look for a confidant in the form ... continue

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Sobre Los Huesos de Los Muertos by Olga Tokarczuk ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Description:
"Un cazador furtivo muere en un bosque de Polonia, y alrededor de su cadáver se descubren huellas de origen animal. Nadie les da importancia, salvo una profesora jubilada, lectora y traductora de William Blake. Pero a medida que otras personas mueren, y que el bosque se llena de individuos extraños, alguien debe investigar quién es el ser que se atreve a atacar a los habitantes más violentos del pueblo"--Back cover.

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Sonka by Ignacy Karpowicz ES

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Description:
La historia sencilla e intensa de la nueva novela de Ignacy Karpowicz reflexiona sobre el dolor, el amor y la muerte, pero también sobre la forma en la que la literatura. El Mercedes del prometedor dramaturgo Igor Grycowski se estropea en Królowe Stojło, un recóndito pueblo del este de Polonia. Este hecho casual propicia el encuentro del joven autor con Sonka, una solitaria y aparentemente insignificante anciana a la que se le ofrece la inesperada oportunidad de mostrar el mayor de sus tesoros: la historia de su vida. Una desdichada historia de guerra, de tragedia, de amo... continue

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Swimming in the Dark

Swimming in the Dark : A Novel by Tomasz Jedrowski EN

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Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
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"When university student Ludwik meets Janusz at a summer agricultural camp, he is fascinated yet wary of this handsome, carefree stranger. But a chance meeting by the river soon becomes an intense, exhilarating, and all-consuming affair. After their camp duties are fulfilled, the pair spend a dreamlike few weeks camping in the countryside, bonding over an illicit copy of James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room. Inhabiting a beautiful natural world removed from society and its constraints, Ludwik and Janusz fall deeply in love. But in their repressive communist and Catholic society, the passion they sh... continue