Król kier znów na wylocie
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"Wszystko w życiu splata się ze sobą w zagadkowy sposób" - chyba nikt nie doświadczył tego bardziej od Izoldy Regensberg, warszawskiej Żydówki, która postanowiła ocalić swego męża, wywiezionego do obozu w Mauthausen. Jej pierwszym wielkim szczęściem miał się okazać fakt, że urodziła się bez wyrazistych semickich rysów. Wystarczyło "nowe imię i nowy kolor włosów, nowy głos,...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published January 2006 by Świat Książki
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A short novel about the experience of a Polish Jewish woman during the Second World War, based on a true story. What makes this different from much "Holocaust literature" is how much of an adventure it turns into; it often reads like the trials and tribulations of a Resistance heroine, except that Izolda's cause is not her entire country, simply her friends and relatives, in particular her new husband - first to get them out of the Warsaw ghetto, and then trying to get him out of a concentration...more
Lovely read - yes, just when you think you cannot possibly want to read yet another Holocaust novel, this novella comes along. Glad I read it.
Marina Sofia
Very moving, despite its quite matter-of-fact, understated style (or perhaps precisely because of it).
Inside the Warsaw ghetto, Izolda is in love with Jurec, but by chance meets Shayyek who is to become the love of her life. Her mission is to survive but above all to survive in order to save Shayek, the King of Hearts. Her mission is constantly being obstructed by chance and circumstance, of being in the right place or the wrong place and no amount of disguise (changing her name, dying her hair, assuming a Polish identity) will save her from Auschwitz. But she does survive. The chance encounters...more
Anne Haapanen
An astonishing story written in a beautiful, clear and straightforward style. Good, compact, arresting. A huge tale in a small book.
Angela Young
This is a hard book to read because of what it tells. In its spare stark prose it tells of terrible terrible things. In short sentences, short sections ... indeed it is a short book ... it holds whole worlds, whole awful worlds, within its 168 pages. But it should be read just as Schindler's Ark should be read, just as any holocaust literature should be read.

Here, for instance, is one, no four, whole words in one short sentence:
She should have told her husband to take them one at a time: first
Rachel Beaver
I don't know if I just don't like translations, or if I'm reading the wrong ones. I thought this was very unemotional considering the subject. I struggled to finish.
Georgie O'Dwyer
Reading the English version - chasing the king of hearts...
Peirene books are described as "two hour books to be devoured in a single sitting". This book was one woman's story of the Holocaust, and how she survived. Beautifully written, with sharp dialogue and very engaging.
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Urodziła się w Warszawie w rodzinie żydowskiej. Podczas II wojny światowej zginęło wielu członków jej najbliższej rodziny. Wojnę przeżyła tylko dlatego, że była ukrywana przed Niemcami. Cudem została ocalona w czasie transportu do getta. Holocaust i losy Żydów polskich z czasem stały się głównym tematem jej twórczości.

Od 1955 r. pracowała w redakcji "Życia Warszawy", od 1966 r. w "Polityce", które...more
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