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Konwicki, Tadeusz
Kompleks polski. English
The Polish complex / by Tadeusz Konwicki ; translated by Richard Lourie
1st Dalkey Archive ed
Normal, IL : Dalkey Archive Press, 1998
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PG7158.K6513 K6 1998    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Polish people -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Fiction
Subject Warsaw (Poland) -- Fiction
Subject(s) Psychological fiction
Physical Description vii, 211 p. ; 22 cm
Note "Polish text first published under the title Kompleks Polski, c1977" --t.p. verso
Review "The Polish Complex takes place on Christmas Eve, from early morning until late in the evening, as a line of people (including the narrator, whose name is Konwicki) stand and wait in front of a jewelry store in Warsaw. Through the narrator we are told of what happens among those standing in line outside this store, what happens as the narrator's mind thinks and rants about the current state of Poland, and what happens as he imagines the failed Polish rebellion of 1863." "The novel's form allows Konwicki (both character and author) to roam around and through Poland's past and present, and to range freely through whatever comes to his attention. By turns comic, lyrical, despairing, and liberating, The Polish Complex stands as one of the most important novels to have come out of Poland since World War II."--BOOK JACKET
Alternate Author Lourie, Richard, 1940-

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