By Miron Bialoszewski,Madeline G. Levine
Białoszewski’s blow-by-blow account of the rebellion brings it alive in all its determined urgency. right here we're within the footwear of a tender guy slipping again and forth lower than German hearth, dodging sniper bullets, collapsing with exhaustion, rescuing the wounded, burying the lifeless. An crucial and unforgettable act of witness, A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising is additionally an important paintings of literature. Białoszewski writes briefly, stabbing, splintered, breathless sentences attuned to “the evident id of ‘now.’” His pages are filled with a white-knuckled poetry that resists the very destruction it records.
Madeline G. Levine has greatly revised her 1977 translation, and passages that have been unpublishable in Communist Poland were restored.
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A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising (New York Review Books Classics) by Miron Bialoszewski,Madeline G. Levine