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El hombre, un lobo para el hombre

El hombre, un lobo para el hombre

by Janusz Bardach, Kathleen Gleeson
     
 

Between the years1939 and 1940, after Eastern Europe was divided between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, the Polish town in which Janusz Bardach lived came under Soviet rule. After being called to serve military duty, Bardach was assigned to a tank unit. When the tank he was driving overturned, a fellow soldier accused him of provoking the accident, and he was

Overview

Between the years1939 and 1940, after Eastern Europe was divided between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, the Polish town in which Janusz Bardach lived came under Soviet rule. After being called to serve military duty, Bardach was assigned to a tank unit. When the tank he was driving overturned, a fellow soldier accused him of provoking the accident, and he was sentenced to 10 years of forced labor in Siberia. This book narrates Bardach’s journey through the Soviet Gulag until he reached Siberia and his experiences as lumberjack, miner, and nurse in a labor camp. But this tale is more than just a retelling of a man’s sufferings; it is a reflection on the will to survive and on preserving one’s humanity when it appears there’s none to be found.

Entre 1939 y 1940, tras la división de los territorios del este de Europa entre la Unión Soviética y la Alemania nazi, el pueblo polaco en el que vivía Janusz Bardach quedó bajo poder soviético. Luego de ser llamado a filas para cumplir con el servicio militar, Bardach se incorporó a una unidad de carros de combate. Cuando el tanque que conducía volcó, un compañero lo acusó de haber provocado el accidente y fue condenado a diez años de trabajos forzados en Siberia. Este libro relata el periplo de Bardach por el Gulag soviético hasta llegar a Somalia y sus experiencias como leñador, minero y enfermero en un campo de trabajo. Pero este relato es más que la narración de los sufrimientos de un hombre, es también una reflexión sobre la voluntad de supervivencia y sobre cómo preservar la humanidad cuando no hay rastro de humanidad alrededor.

Editorial Reviews

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"An exploration of life at the edge. . . . Bardach's meditations on slavery tap into the wall of pain and insight that feeds songs of freedom everywhere."  —New York Times Book Review, on the English-language edition

"Gripping but matter-of-fact memoir. . . . More than many such memoirs, this volume clearly manifests the constant struggle between mainting one's life and maintaining one's humanity in inhumane situations."  —Publishers Weekly, on the English-language edition

"This book provokes memories and emotions long-forgotten of the time I lived myself under the Communist regime. I found myself a diligent reader filling in many mental footnotes of my experiences during this era."  —Czeslaw Milosz, Nobel Prize laureate, on the English language edition

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788492663101
Publisher:
Libros del Asteroide
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Edition description:
Spanish-language edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


Janusz Bardach was a Ukranian gulag survivor and author.

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