Four Decades of Polish Essays

Four Decades of Polish Essays

by Jan Kott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810108623

ISBN-13: 9780810108622

Pub. Date: 06/28/1990

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Four Decades of Polish Essays contains the works of the greatest Polish writers of this century. The essay was the form most particularly adapted to the Polish sensitivity, the form in which the most inventive and original power of the Polish literary genius expressed itself. No previous anthology has brought together this rich array of literary

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Four Decades of Polish Essays contains the works of the greatest Polish writers of this century. The essay was the form most particularly adapted to the Polish sensitivity, the form in which the most inventive and original power of the Polish literary genius expressed itself. No previous anthology has brought together this rich array of literary accomplishments on topics from literature, art, and drama to politics and science fiction. Four Decades of Polish Essays makes possible for the first time the systematic study of some of the more fascinating prose literature of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810108622
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1990
Edition description:
1
Pages:
403
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part One

Jerzy Stempowski
The Smugglers' Library
Essay for Cassandra

Stanislaw Vincenz
An Encounter with the Hasidim

Józef Czapski
Paradise Lost

Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz
Dostoevsky

Józef Wittlin
Sorrow and Grandeur of Exile

Part Two

Stanslaw Ignacy Witkiewicz
On a New Type of Play

Bruno Schulz
An Essay for S. I. Wikiewicz
Afterword to Kafka's The Trial

K. A. Jelenski
Avant-Garde and Revolution

Zbigniew Herbert
Defense of the Templars

Boleslaw Micinski
Portrait of Kant

Zygmunt Kubiak
Pascal
From Saint Augustine

Andrzej Kijowski
Postscript to Saint Augustine's Confessions

Part Three

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Aphorisms

Jan Blonski
The Poor Poles Look at the Ghetto

Gustaw Herling
The Shadow Hour

Aleksander Wat
Reading Proust in Lubyanka

Jan Kott
Journey to the East

Stanislaw Lem
Reflections on My Life

Leszek Kolakowski
Modernity on Endless Trial

Jerzy Grotowski
Performer

Witold Gombrowicz
Selections from Diary

Czeslaw Milosz
Nobel Prize Lecture

Part Four

Stanislaw Baranczak
Tongue-Tied Eloquence: Notes on Language, Exile, and Writing

Wojciech Karpinski
The Blazon of Exile

Adam Zagajewski
Selections from "The Little Larousse"

Adam Michnik
Don Quixote and Invective

Notes on Contributors

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