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Wedding

3.27 of 5 stars 3.27  ·  rating details  ·  2,232 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A Polish classic, this play is set around the events and celebrations of a wedding between a poet from the city of Krakov and a peasant girl from the rural village. Wypianski has long been recognized as an outstanding dramatist, whose influence on Polish theatre is second to none.
Paperback, 52 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Oberon Books (first published 1901)
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carnival
I know that it is a well-known, clever book showing the difference between XIX centaury Polish classes, with hidden symbols and meanings...
In spite of this I understood nothing and during reading I was praying for the end.
Czarny Pies
Nov 07, 2014 Czarny Pies rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Ceux qui sentent un lien avec la Pologne.
Recommended to Czarny by: Małgorzata. Mon épouse
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Je recommende fortement les Noces de Wyspianski a tout(e) Quebecois(e) qui a un partennaire Polonaise). Ce drame représenté pour la première fois en 1901 résume le débat qui a obsédé l'intelligentsia polonaise entre 1795 (quand les Russes, les Autrichiens et les Prusses ont divisé le territoire polonais entre eux) et 1990 quand Lech Walesa a reussi a se faire élire President de la Pologne dans des elections libre et mettre fin a presque 200 ans ou la Pologne a été sous une domination étrangere.
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gabriela
This doesn't deserve one star.
Chris Gould
This is a fantastic book - sidesplittingly funny at times. It's not just stating the obvious about the classes being unable to mix - it's the razor sharp wit with which he illustrates it. The idiotic verbosity of the poet, the crude country dialect of The Bride, the drunken bluntness of Czepiec.. The rhymes as well - fantastic; juz by duzo mogli miec ino oni nie chcom ciec. I'll be translating this in fun, ebook form later this year.
Anna
Jak się przeczyta ten utwór bez otoczki polonistyczno - lekturowej, to jest nawet znośny. Ale po dołożeniu tzw. ideologii idzie już gorzej. Najlepiej przeczytać raz będąc w liceum, a później drugi raz dopiero po studiach.
Chuck
Za pierwszym razem w ogóle nie zrozumiałem tej książki. Dopiero po omówieniu doceniłem ją. Podoba mi się zamysł.
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It was readable for school standards.
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