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First Polka

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Gleiwitz Suite, volume 1.
Hardcover, 326 pages
Published April 28th 1984 by Fjord Pr (first published January 1st 1978)
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kasia
At first it seemed sort of blah, and then I realized I had read 100 pages without pausing. Strangely absorbing but quite understated. Atmospheric, but with utterly simple-seeming language - you basically don't notice the prose at all. Not a must-read, but quite enjoyable.
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Horst Bieneck is best known for his “Gleiwitz cycle” of four novels about his native Silesia (Poland) “The First Polka” (1975), “September Light” (1977), “Time Without Bells” (1979) and “Earth and Fire” (1982). As a young man he was imprisoned in a Siberian labor camp until 1955, and his first novel “The Cell” (1968) describes his experiences there as a political prisoner. Later he worked in the m ...more
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