Originally published in Poland in 1948, and acclaimed as one of the finest postwar Polish novels, Ashes and Diamonds takes place in the spring of 1945, as the nation is in the throes of its transformation to People' Poland. Communists, socialists, and nationalists; thieves and black marketeers; servants and fading aristocrats; veteran terrorists and bands of murderous children bewitched by the lure of crime and adventureall of these converge on a provincial town's chief hotel, a microcosm of an uprooted world.
|Publisher:||Northwestern University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.80(d)|
Table of Contents
Foreword by Barbara Niemczyk
Introduction by Heinrich Böll
Ashes and Diamonds