A Country in the Moon: Travels in Search of the Heart of Poland

A Country in the Moon: Travels in Search of the Heart of Poland

by Michael Moran
     
 

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Michael Moran keeps company with a gallery of fantastic characters in this uproarious memoir and meticulously researched cultural journey. In chronicling the resurrection of the nation from war and the Holocaust, he paints a portrait of the unknown Poland, one of monumental castles, primeval forests, and of course, the Poles themselves. Moran shows the

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Michael Moran keeps company with a gallery of fantastic characters in this uproarious memoir and meticulously researched cultural journey. In chronicling the resurrection of the nation from war and the Holocaust, he paints a portrait of the unknown Poland, one of monumental castles, primeval forests, and of course, the Poles themselves. Moran shows the quirky, colorful side of Polish life obscured by memories of communism, but does not neglect dark side of Polish history—anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. This captivating journey into the heart of a country is a timely and brilliant celebration of a valiant and richly cultured people.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
Respectful and entertaining.
Metro
Moran is a sensitive, intelligent companion, as able to capture the rapacious spirit and chaotic conditions of modern Poland as he is the mournful, savage ghosts of its past. The result is moving and absorbing.
Wanderlust
Literary travel writing at its best: elegiac, informative, and profound ... probably the best travel book I will read this year.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847080011
Publisher:
Granta UK
Publication date:
04/07/2008
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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