By Miron Bialoszewski,Madeline G. Levine

ISBN-10: 0882332759

ISBN-13: 9780882332758

ISBN-10: 1590176650

ISBN-13: 9781590176658

On August 1, 1944, Miron Białoszewski, later to realize renown as certainly one of Poland’s so much cutting edge poets, went out to run an errand for his mom and bumped into heritage. With Soviet forces at the outskirts of Warsaw, the Polish capital revolted opposed to 5 years of Nazi career, an rebellion that begun in a spirit of heroic optimism. Sixty-three days later it got here to a sad finish. The Nazis suppressed the insurgents ruthlessly, lowering Warsaw to rubble whereas slaughtering a few 200,000 humans, generally via mass executions. The crimson military easily appeared on.

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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