By Miron Bialoszewski,Madeline G. Levine
Białoszewski’s blow-by-blow account of the rebellion brings it alive in all its determined urgency. the following we're within the sneakers of a tender guy slipping again and forth less than German hearth, dodging sniper bullets, collapsing with exhaustion, rescuing the wounded, burying the useless. An quintessential and unforgettable act of witness, A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising is additionally a massive paintings of literature. Białoszewski writes briefly, stabbing, splintered, breathless sentences attuned to “the obtrusive identification of ‘now.’” His pages are choked with a white-knuckled poetry that resists the very destruction it records.
Madeline G. Levine has widely revised her 1977 translation, and passages that have been unpublishable in Communist Poland were restored.
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