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The Resource Wartime notebooks : France, 1940-1944, Andrzej Bobkowski ; translated from the Polish by Grażyna Drabik and Laura Engelstein

Wartime notebooks : France, 1940-1944, Andrzej Bobkowski ; translated from the Polish by Grażyna Drabik and Laura Engelstein

Label
Wartime notebooks : France, 1940-1944
Title
Wartime notebooks
Title remainder
France, 1940-1944
Statement of responsibility
Andrzej Bobkowski ; translated from the Polish by Grażyna Drabik and Laura Engelstein
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Language
  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
A Polish writer's experience of wartime France, a cosmopolitan outsider's perspective on politics, culture, and life under duress When the aspiring young writer Andrzej Bobkowski, a self-styled cosmopolitan Pole, found himself caught in occupied France in 1940, he recorded his reflections on culture, politics, history, and everyday life. Published after the war, his notebooks offer an outsider's perspective on the hardships and ironies of the Occupation. In the face of war, Bobkowski celebrates the value of freedom and human life through the evocation--in a daringly untragic mode--of ordinary existence, the taste of simple food, the beauty of the French countryside. Resisting intellectual abstractions, his notes exude a young man's pleasure in physical movement--miles clocked on country roads and Parisian streets on his trusty bike--and they reveal the emergence of an original literary voice. Bobkowski was recognized in his homeland as a master of modern Polish prose only after Communism ended. He remains to be discovered in the English-speaking world.--
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Bobkowski, Andrzej
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
translated to English from the Polish
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Drabik, Grazyna
  • Engelstein, Laura
Series statement
The Margellos World Republic of Letters
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Wartime notebooks : France, 1940-1944, Andrzej Bobkowski ; translated from the Polish by Grażyna Drabik and Laura Engelstein
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1029892102
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 666 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300176711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1029892102
Label
Wartime notebooks : France, 1940-1944, Andrzej Bobkowski ; translated from the Polish by Grażyna Drabik and Laura Engelstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1029892102
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 666 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300176711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1029892102

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