By Miron Bialoszewski,Madeline G. Levine
Białoszewski’s blow-by-blow account of the rebellion brings it alive in all its determined urgency. the following we're within the sneakers of a tender guy slipping again and forth below German fireplace, dodging sniper bullets, collapsing with exhaustion, rescuing the wounded, burying the lifeless. An crucial and unforgettable act of witness, A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising is additionally an immense paintings of literature. Białoszewski writes in brief, stabbing, splintered, breathless sentences attuned to “the evident id of ‘now.’” His pages are choked with a white-knuckled poetry that resists the very destruction it records.
Madeline G. Levine has widely revised her 1977 translation, and passages that have been unpublishable in Communist Poland were restored.
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A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising (New York Review Books Classics) by Miron Bialoszewski,Madeline G. Levine