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PRIMEVAL AND OTHER TIMES<br>(Prawiek i Inne Czasy)
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Author:   Leopold Tyrmand
ISBN:   978-0-8101-2951-1
Language:   English
Publisher:   Northwestern University Press
Translator:   Anita Shelton & A. J. Wrobel
Year Published:   2014
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"Leopold Tyrmand, a Polish Jew who survived World War II by working in Germany under a false identity, would go on to live and write under Poland’s Communist regime for twenty years before emigrating to the West, where he continued to express his deeply felt anti-Communist views. Diary 1954—written after the independent weekly paper that employed him was closed for refusing to mourn Stalin’s death—is an account of daily life in Communist Poland. Like Czeslaw Milosz, Václav Havel, and other dissidents who described the absurdities of Soviet-backed regimes, Tyrmand exposes the lies—big and small—that the regimes employed to stay in power. Witty and insightful, Tyrmand’s diary is the chronicle of a man who uses seemingly minor modes of resistance—as a provocative journalist, a Warsaw intellectual, the "spiritual father" of Polish hipsters, and a promoter of jazz in Poland—to maintain his freedom of thought".
Northwestern University Press 2014, 380 pages (soft cover)

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