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The Eagle and the Crow: Contemporary Polish Short Fiction
The best of contemporary Polish writers translated in English for the first time.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 1st 1996 by Serpent's Tail
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“You're a wonderful person, Isolda,” I added, “but you have bad taste.” These short stories spanned a lot of Polish history, from the WW2 era through Communism and the solidarity movement. My mother told me she'd once read a book of Russian stories, and that she had to put the book down because it depressed her so much. These, too, were mostly heavy reading. Some of my favorites included “The History of the Last Revolution in England,” “The Elephant” (which is a lighthearted exception to the col ...more