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The Noonday Cemetery and Other Stories

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The Noonday Cemetery Other Stories, selected by Herling himself shortly before his death in 2000, is a collection of thirteen brilliant stories spanning the last twenty years of his life. His novel The Island was published to great acclaim in 1993, and his memoir, A World Apart, is among the most powerful accounts of life in the Soviet gulag. Volcano and Miracle, published ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 27th 2006 by New Directions (first published June 1st 2003)
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George Berguño
Aug 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Gustaw Herling was a Polish journalist, essayist and literary diarist who became known for his disturbing memoir of the Soviet gulags, published in English under the title “A World Apart” in 1951. He was also a soldier, and, shortly after the Second World War, he lived in London for a time before moving to southern Italy, where he made his home for the last fifty years of his life.

Herling was a man painfully aware of the ideological forces of the twentieth century, and he has rightfully earned
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Most of the stories collected here are frame stories that blur the line between fiction and reality. Reminded me of an Eastern European Borges.
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Well-written stories of Polish ex-pats in Italy, of murders and disappearances, of tenuous sanity and decaying environments, and of the fantastic in everyday life.
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Gustaw Herling-Grudziński (May 20, 1919 - July 4, 2000) was a Polish writer, journalist, essayist and soldier. He is best known for writing a personal account of life in the Soviet gulag - A World Apart.

He was born in Kielce. His studies of Polish literature at Warsaw University were interrupted by the outbreak of the Second World War (German invasion of Poland). During the Fall of 1939 he co-foun
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