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Between Fire and SleepEssays on Modern Polish Poetry and Prose$
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Jaroslaw Anders

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780300111675

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300111675.001.0001

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Tadeusz Konwicki

Tadeusz Konwicki

Polish Endgame

Chapter:
(p.139) Tadeusz Konwicki
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Between Fire and Sleep
Author(s):
Jaroslaw Anders
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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300111675.003.0008

This chapter describes the life and works of Polish novelist, film director, and screenwriter Tadeusz Konwicki. Konwicki successfully captured the uncanny mood of the final years of communism in his novels and his nonfiction writing. The system in his novels appears less as a coercive tyranny than as a black hole warping and demeaning every dream and desire.

Keywords:   Polish writers, prose writers, Polish literature, communism

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