Step right into the inner culture of today's Poland and discover its savory food, heady urban atmosphere and pristine landscape with this insightful guide.
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Step right into the inner culture of today's Poland and discover its savory food, heady urban atmosphere and pristine landscape with this insightful guide.
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This quaint and refreshing guide is an appealing amalgam of practical information, historical curiosities, and romantic forays into Polish culture. The major cities, regions, and recreations are described with idiosyncratic exuberance (Krakow is slighted egregiously), with food and drink and marble-topped coffeehouse tables competing with higher culture for attention. The tone is breezy and colloquial while the political commentary is sometimes a touch threadbare. An amusing sprinkling of non sequiturs graces many a page. The authors promise that Poland ``is now destined to become again one of the great attractions of Europe.'' This is perhaps a bit roseate, but the whole journey is upbeat and apposite for the lighthearted traveler who enjoys history and culture in romantic dollops. For more demanding visitors a current Fo dor's and Adam Zamoyski's Polish Way (Watts, 1988) or Norman Davies's God's Playground: A History of Poland (Columbia Univ. Pr., 1982. 2 vols.) might carry more weight. Recommended for public libraries .--James B. Street, Santa Cruz P.L. , Cal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781800778
  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/1992
  • Series: Companion Guides
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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