Books set in Poland (7)

I'd Like to Say Sorry, But There's No One to Say Sorry To

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
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
Recommended: 09 Dec 2022

Mrs Mohr Goes Missing

Mrs Mohr Goes Missing by Maryla Szymiczkowa EN

Rating: 3     3 Votes
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland

Renia's Diary

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

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
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
Recommended: 12 May 2023

Swimming in the Dark

Swimming in the Dark : A Novel by Tomasz Jedrowski EN

Rating: 4     6 Votes
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
"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
Recommended: 02 Jan 2023


The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
The much-anticipated English translation of Olga Tokarczuk’s magnum opus
Recommended: 15 Oct 2022

The Last Jew of Treblinka

The Last Jew of Treblinka by Chil Rajchman EN

Rating: 4.4     9 Votes
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
One of the few survivors of the Nazi death camp Treblinka during World War II, the author tells a riveting story of how he survived by becoming one of the workers whose grim task it was to tend to the dead and went on to take part in the Treblinka workers' revolt and later testified at a war-crime tribunal.
Recommended: 16 Jan 2023

The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum by Günter Grass EN

Rating: 3     18 Votes
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
The publication of The Tin Drum in 1959 launched G-nther Grass as an author of international repute. Bitter and impassioned, it delivers a scathing dissection of the years from 1925 to 1955 through the eyes of Oskar Matzerath, the dwarf whose manic beating on the toy of his retarded childhood fantastically counterpoints the accumulating horrors of Germany and Poland under the Nazis.
Recommended: 03 Dec 2022

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