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In Tworki, a village just southwest of Warsaw, there is a psychiatric hospital and in that hospital, the patients and their caretakers are hidden from the war just outside their iron gates. Our hero, Jurek, answers an ad in the paper for a job there and finds himself keeping the books alongside a knockout strawberry blonde named Sonia. They and their group of friends—vital ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published February 27th 2008 by Northwestern University Press (first published January 1st 1999)
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Basia Bocian
Mar 21, 2013 Basia Bocian rated it it was ok
Powoli odchodzą świadkowie Holokaustu. Ci, którzy pamiętają to co wydarzyło się ponad sześćdziesiąt lat temu, już niedługo nie będą mogli do zbiorowej pamięci dodać swojej cegiełki. Zresztą można sobie zadawać pytanie czy pozostało jeszcze coś do dodania.
Na arenę wkracza kolejne pokolenie - Ci którzy pamiętają tych, którzy pamiętali. Styl naturalistyczny, sprawozdawczy, wydaje się być zarezerwowany dla świadków zagłady. A jednak Holokaust jest także traumą kolejnych pokoleń. Myślę więc, że coraz
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m.
Jan 12, 2012 m. rated it it was amazing
Gdy zaczynałam czytać "Tworki" (a zaczęłam ze względu na bliskość owej mieściny, gdyż stację WKD Tworki mijam zazwyczaj dwa razy dziennie) urzekło mnie przede wszystkim piękno języka, naprawdę godne pochwały zabawy z nim. W miarę czytania urzekła mnie również fabuła, dobrze zarysowani bohaterowie i ich bardzo realistyczne zachowania. Polubiłam ich. W mniej więcej połowie zaczęłam się zastanawiać, ile gwiazdek dostaną ode mnie "Tworki" na goodreads, i postanowiłam, że jeśli zakończenie książki mn ...more
Kathleen
Nov 01, 2012 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
A very poetic book, very well translated by Benjamin Paloff, who is a poet himself. This isn't a "light" read, and you shouldn't pick it up unless you want something you can sink your teeth into. It's set in a mental hospital where the protagonist (himself a budding writer) works as a bookkeeper during World War II. The mental hospital is a place that is sheltered from the war, but the war manages to intrude anyway, despite the hero's best efforts to protect his friends from it.
Gessy Alvarez
Jul 10, 2009 Gessy Alvarez rated it really liked it
Not an easy read but very inventive and funny. Love story set in during the Nazi invasion of Poland. A romantic poet completely out of touch with current events who finds work as an accountant in an insane asylum. As a fiction writer working as a business manager (fancy title for number cruncher), I found the main character endearing.
Víctor Sampayo
En 1943, en medio de la dominación alemana en Polonia, el manicomio Tworki –tan famoso en la cultura popular polaca que decir «éste está para Tworki» es como decir que alguien está totalmente deschavetado– es una especie de paraíso en medio del infierno. Ver reseña completa...
Kat
Jan 09, 2014 Kat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bardzo na tak - o ile ktoś lubi myślowo-chaotyczny sposób narracji i nietypowe posługiwanie się słowem na potrzeby opisu.

Nie będę streszczać historii, niewiele zresztą jest do streszczania. Natomiast warsztat autora zdecydowanie budzi podziw i warto było się z nim zapoznać.
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