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Przedwiośnie by Stefan Żeromski
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Nov 11, 2009

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The main character's behaviour is incredibly annoying. He often changes his mind, so we don't eventually know if he is a comunist or not and what are his priorities in life. Some symbols, romances and pessimistic orations about the future of Poland.
On the other hand, the book is certainly more engrossing than other author's novels (especially the second part) and I quite liked the style of writing, which is original, but not tiring.

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nlytmr "The main character's behaviour is incredibly annoying. He often changes his mind" like every romanticist ;)

carnival Well, these "tragic romantic characters" always irritated me, especially in Polish literature...

nlytmr I'd say that these "tragic characters" are the only thing that i like about Polish romantic literature. I really couldn't find anything good about style of writing etc. Coming Spring (and non-divine comedy) are the only ones that i liked for something more than characters. Anyway, in some way the main character is steady in his unsteadiness : DDD

carnival It is hard to find something more than long descriptions of main characters and their feelings in Polish romantic literature. Even revolutions and suffering Polish nation is the background to the everlasting complainings. I prefer books that make me think and find out something new, like Crime and Punishment or Ferdydurke.

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