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From the beginning Herling-Grudzinski showed interest in social issues and politics, treating them as a tool for implementing values in a democratic system. Advanced Search Find a Library. For instance, of the12, Poles sent to Kolyma only about survived. Innh received the following awards, i.

Pisma zebraneed. Dell Francesco, Masaccio, A. Searching for an intellectual program for the emigration afterhe was against Messianism of the Polish Romantics, perceiving it as a cult of the past and suffering. Chalk up one for our side! View all subjects More like this Similar Items. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Apr 02, Michalina rated it liked it. Convinced that hfrling fate of Central and Eastern Europe depend on the situation in Russia, he paid particular attention to Russian writers, such as: The E-mail message iinny is required.


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“Inny świat” Gustawa Herlinga-Grudzińskiego

The plight of Poland can be only loosely captured by the dire statistics of its double invasion and occupation. In he was awarded the Order of the White Eagle.

Comes with the highest recommendations. Judging by the paucity of English-language reviews of this book, “A World Apart” seems better known to Poles naturally and other Europeans than to Americans and Brits. Accounts of Soviet prison camps, both novels and non-fiction, differ from the stories of Nazi camps for many reasons, not the least of which is the reasons for their existence.

This book is not a dry account but a compelling read. Herling ended up in a Gulag, which is equally fun heroing unlike in German concentration camps, in a Gulag mass murder and extermination is not the aim but a pleasant side effect of the harsh conditions over there.

According to Herling, this was due to the reluctance of the left-leaning publishing houses in that country. For the bibliographical record of the book, consult any library. The author has done an excellent job of writing about his – and his fellow inmates – experiences as objectively as possible.

In addition, a number of elements of the plot are associated with the Grucziski of the Dead.


One strength of Herling’s character was his capacity for reflection, and this helps make “A World Apart”more than just a litany of suffering. For most Polish prisoners of war, the Polish-Soviet alliance came too late. A large part of Polish soldiers were executed.

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He recalls old legends, chronicles and stories Italian, Neapolitanand consequently a narrative reconstruction of the fate of the characters and events, the motif of the journey, allusions to other works, paraphrases, allusions, subtle literary hoaxes, became fixed elements of his stories. Political prisoners — Soviet Union — Biography. For his valor in combat he was decorated with the Virtuti Militari, Poland’s highest military decoration.

Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this herlong Nov 17, Tihana rated it really liked it Shelves: Print HardcoverPaperback. Thi Being Polish was not really a plus in the ‘s.

Interesting feature at the end of the book. In the Preface pp. Sumamente recomendable, en todo caso.