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Thu Oct 16 17:59:41 2014 UTClccn-n810049510.00The fully restored text0.350.98Wrestling with ghosts : Poles and Jews today /94386612n 81004951551035Levine, Madeleine.Levine, Madeline G.lccn-n50033350Miłosz, Czesławlccn-n77002752Carpenter, Bogdanaothedtlccn-n50024862Andrzejewski, Jerzy1909-1983viaf-308734947Krall, Hannalccn-n83006316Wojdowski, Bogdanlccn-no97019398Dichter, Wilhelm1935-lccn-n2002023275Leach, Catherine S.lccn-n50011157Białoszewski, Mironnp-borowski, tadeuszBorowski, Tadeuszlccn-n83059073Przybylski, RyszardLevine, Madeline G.BiographyFictionCriticism, interpretation, etcHistoryPersonal narrativesRecords and correspondenceAnecdotesMiłosz, CzesławHolocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)PolandPoets, PolishManners and customsAuthors, PolishShort stories, PolishPoland--WarsawShort storiesWorld War (1939-1945)TravelLithuania--VilniusHomesIntellectual lifeUprising (Warsaw, Poland : 1944)Białoszewski, MironPolish poetryAndrzejewski, Jerzy,JewsHolocaust survivorsJews--Social life and customsAuthors, YiddishUnited StatesSinger, Isaac Bashevis,Mandelʹshtam, Osip,Dichter, Wilhelm,Social historyPolish peopleEurope, EasternEthnic relationsBorowski, Tadeusz,Concentration campsAndrzejewski, JerzyHistoryHolocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) in literaturePoetry, ModernPolish essaysPolish literature196819711977198119851987198819911992199419971998200120022005200620072008200920102011201242302980BPG7158.M553ocn420230164ocn184905617ocn806966819ocn708376872ocn760625030ocn435551372ocn270976897ocn1864176019978ocn046810678book20010.26Miłosz, CzesławTo begin where I am : selected essaysCollects five decades of essays by the Nobel Prize-winning writer, covering topics including war, human nature, faith, communism, and Polish culture+-+75430792856483ocn044128249book20010.28Miłosz, CzesławMilosz's ABC's"Man has been given to understand/ that he lives only by the grace of those in power./ Let him therefore busy himself sipping coffee, catching butterflies." So muses Polish migr poet and Nobel laureate Milosz in one of his earlier poems, and such might be the principle guiding this most recent collection of his writings. Bits and pieces of memoir are ranged in alphabetical order, making up a curious glossary of a life lived in Poland and the United States and a literary career spanning six decades. Reminiscences of Poland before, during and after WWII occupy much of the volume. Even when Milosz is chronicling his life since he settled permanently in California in 1960, after a period of exile in France, his memories center on friends made in childhood at school in Wilno. Brief character sketches are intermixed with reflections on subjects like Milosz's sense of obligation to the Polish language and Polish literary tradition, his admiration of poets like Walt Whitman and Joseph Brodsky, and, more generally, on themes like curiosity, fame and terror. It is these sections that will engage American readers, who elsewhere are likely to flounder in a sea of names. The fragments of autobiography collected in this edition represent only a selection from the texts of two Polish ABCs, and readers will be grateful for the culling. It is difficult to escape the sense thatDlike butterflies in a dusty caseDthe scraps of memory affixed here have lost their living glitter." -- Summary from Publisher+-+42244692855388ocn007204888book19810.53Levine, Madeline GContemporary Polish poetry, 1925-1975Criticism, interpretation, etc5325ocn029598812book19940.31Miłosz, CzesławA year of the hunterBiographyLike Native Realm, Czeslaw Milosz's autobiography written thirty years earlier, A Year of the Hunter is a "search for self-definition." A diary of one year in the Nobel laureate's life, 1987-88, it concerns itself as much with his experience of remembering - his youth in Wilno and the writers' groups of Warsaw and Paris; his life in Berkeley in the sixties; his time spent with poets and poetry - as with the actual events that shape his days. Throughout, Milosz tries to account for the discontinuity between the man he has become and the youth he remembers himself to have been. Shuttling between observations of the present and reconstructions of the past, he attempts to answer the unstated question: Given his poet's personality and his historical circumstances, has he managed to live his life decently?+-+49984792854825ocn057414688book20050.28Miłosz, CzesławLegends of modernity : essays and letters from occupied Poland, 1942-43Records and correspondenceLegends of Modernity, now available in English for the first time, brings together some of Czeslaw Milosz's early essays and letters, composed in German-occupied Warsaw during the winter of 1942-43. "Why did the European spirit succumb to such a devastating fiasco?" the young Milosz asks. Half a century later, when Legends of Modernity saw its first publication in Poland, Milosz said: "If everything inside you is agitation, hatred, and despair, write measured, perfectly calm sentences..." While the essays here reflect a "perfect calm," the accompanying contemporaneous exchange of letters between Milosz and Jerzy Andrzejewski express the raw emotions of "agitation, hatred and despair" experienced by these two close friends struggling to understand the proximate causes of this debacle of western civilization, and the relevance, if any, of the teachings of the Catholic church+-+74493692854556ocn056608294book20050.26Krall, HannaThe woman from Hamburg and other true storiesBiographyAnecdotesIn twelve nonfiction tales, Hanna Krall reveals how the lives of World War II survivors are shaped in surprising ways by the twists and turns of historical events. A paralytic Jewish woman starts walking after her husband is suffocated by fellow Jews afraid that his coughing would reveal their hiding place to the Germans. A young American man refuses to let go of the ghost of his half brother who died in the Warsaw ghetto. He never knew the boy, yet he learns Polish to communicate with his dybbuk. A high ranking German officer conceives of a plan to kill Hitler after witnessing a mass execution of Jews in Eastern Poland. Through Krall's adroit and journalistic style, her reader is thrown into a world where love, hatred, compassion, and indifference appear in places where we least expect them, illuminating the implacable logic of the surreal. "It is precisely the difficult path [Krall] takes toward her topic that has made some of these texts masterpieces." -- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (on Dancing at Other People's Weddings) "Heartbreaking, strange . . . and marvelously told." -- Die Zeit (on Proofs of Existence)+-+51866054062754ocn037226916book19970.56Wojdowski, BogdanBread for the departedFictionA World War II novel on the Warsaw Ghetto whose protagonists are Jewish children. They are called rats and spend their time smuggling food across the wall from the Christian side. The author, who was a child in the ghetto, describes the way children adapt to changed circumstances+-+41096656351742ocn713181645book20120.66Dichter, WilhelmGod's horse ; and, the atheists' schoolFiction703ocn501394923book20100.77Miłosz, CzesławProud to be a mammal : essays on war, faith and memoryOffers a collection of essays that covers the author's passion for poetry, his love of the Polish language that was so nearly wiped out by the violence of the twentieth century, and his happy childhood+-+4468466965324116ocn237129452book19910.35Miłosz, CzesławBeginning with my streets : essays and recollectionsCriticism, interpretation, etcBiography+-+256566928594ocn252398782book19770.47Białoszewski, MironA memoir of the Warsaw uprisingHistoryBiographyPersonal narrativesThe great Polish poet Miron Białoszewski was twenty-two on August 1, 1944, when he went on an errand for his mother and ran into history. With Soviet forces on the outskirts of Warsaw, the city revolted against five years of Nazi occupation, an uprising that began in a spirit of heroic optimism but ended tragically sixty-three days later. The Nazis fought back ruthlessly, reducing Warsaw to rubble while slaughtering some 200,000 people, mostly through mass execution. The Red Army simply looked on. Białoszewski's blow-by-blow account of the Uprising brings it alive in all its desperate urgency. Here we are in the shoes of a young man slipping back and forth across German lines, dodging sniper bullets, collapsing with exhaustion, rescuing the wounded, burying the dead. An indispensable and unforgettable act of witness, A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising is also a major work of literature. Białoszewski writes in short, stabbing, splintered, breathless sentences attuned to "the glaring identity of 'now'." His book displays a wild whiteknuckled poetry that resists the terrible destruction it records+-+217566563532482ocn028128053book19920.98Levine, Madeline GWrestling with ghosts : Poles and Jews today53ocn715499365book19870.79Przybylski, RyszardAn essay on the poetry of Osip Mandelstam : God's grateful guestCriticism, interpretation, etc51ocn851982100book2010Borowski, TadeuszThe fully restored textTadeusz Borowski was a talented 21-year-old poet when he was arrested as a political prisoner in Poland and, though not Jewish, was deported to Auschwitz in 1943. At the end of the Second World War, he emerged to be one of the most influential writer. This book offers the translation of Borowski's prose fiction, including his uncollected stories+-+K54166558552ocn449853504book20080.47Borowski, TadeuszHere in our Auschwitz and other storiesFiction+-+K54166558544ocn810461403book19880.24Fink, IdaA scrap of time and other storiesFiction"A Scrap of Time", "The Garden That Floated Away", "Behind the Hedge", "A Dog", "Jean-Christophe", "The Key Game", "A Spring Morning", "A Conversation", "The Black Beast", "Aryan Papers", "Inspector van Galoshinsky", "The Pig", "Titina", "Night of Surrender", "The Tenth Man", "Crazy", "Jump!", "The Other Shore", "Splinter", "The Shelter", "Traces", "The Table."+-+540766563522ocn760180240book0.10Levine, Madeline GWrestling with ghosts11ocn498210479score1968Batista, CeilHow are Things in California11ocn667877402book20100.10Borowski, TadeuszHere in Our Auschwitz and Other Stories. ; The Fully Restored Text+-+K54166558511ocn812738469book19980.35Tuszýnska, AgataLost landscapes : in search of Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Jews of PolandBiographyWhen Agata Tuszynska, a Polish historian and best-selling author, began reading the novels and short stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer, she found in them not just literary characters and plots, but fascinating details of the missing world of Polish Jews - a world permanently erased by the Holocaust and the subsequent forty-five years of Communist rule. Singer, the only writer working in Yiddish to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, was an avid chronicler of that once rich and vibrant culture. So, surrounded by silent mementos of that lost world - an overgrown cemetery full of broken tombstones, a cinema in an ancient synagogue - Tuszynska decided to re-create it from the memories of its dispersed and aged inhabitants. Her travels took her to small Polish towns, once resonant with the voices of Singer's heroes and now empty of any Jewish presence, to the cafes of Tel Aviv and the Jewish neighborhoods of New York. But her real journey took her deep into the memories of Singer's colleagues and co-workers, of Holocaust survivors and those who were merely witnesses. Tuszynska's search produces a series of emotional and cathartic encounters. Speaking with Jews and Poles alike, she patiently removes layers of pain and trauma, examining personal, tragic, and often purposely forgotten experiences. From these, she weaves a broad and tangled tapestry of lives lived side by side, and of collective yet vastly different memories of a tragically intertwined past+-+5967763315+-+7543079285+-+7543079285Thu Oct 16 15:21:50 EDT 2014batch19666