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Tuszyńska, Agata

Works: 121 works in 315 publications in 8 languages and 2,071 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Autobiographies  Records and correspondence  Personal correspondence  Interviews  Art music  Songs  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PJ5129.S49, B
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Most widely held works about Agata Tuszyńska
Most widely held works by Agata Tuszyńska
Vera Gran : the accused by Agata Tuszyńska( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary, controversial story of Vera Gran, and her piano accompanist, Władysław Szpilman. Gran was a beautiful, exotic prewar Polish singing star: sensual contralto, favorite of the 1930s Warsaw nightclubs, celebrated before, and during, her year in the Warsaw Ghetto, but afterwards accused of collaborating with the Nazis. An explosive, resonant portrait of lives lived inside a nightmare time, exploring the larger, more profound question of the nature of collaboration, of the price of survival, and of the long, treacherous shadow cast in its aftermath
Lost landscapes : in search of Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Jews of Poland by Agata Tuszyńska( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Agata Tuszynska, a Polish historian and best-selling author, began reading the novels and short stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer, she found in them not just literary characters and plots, but fascinating details of the missing world of Polish Jews - a world permanently erased by the Holocaust and the subsequent forty-five years of Communist rule. Singer, the only writer working in Yiddish to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, was an avid chronicler of that once rich and vibrant culture. So, surrounded by silent mementos of that lost world - an overgrown cemetery full of broken tombstones, a cinema in an ancient synagogue - Tuszynska decided to re-create it from the memories of its dispersed and aged inhabitants. Her travels took her to small Polish towns, once resonant with the voices of Singer's heroes and now empty of any Jewish presence, to the cafes of Tel Aviv and the Jewish neighborhoods of New York. But her real journey took her deep into the memories of Singer's colleagues and co-workers, of Holocaust survivors and those who were merely witnesses. Tuszynska's search produces a series of emotional and cathartic encounters. Speaking with Jews and Poles alike, she patiently removes layers of pain and trauma, examining personal, tragic, and often purposely forgotten experiences. From these, she weaves a broad and tangled tapestry of lives lived side by side, and of collective yet vastly different memories of a tragically intertwined past
Singer : pejzaże pamięci by Agata Tuszyńska( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyznania gorszycielki by Irena Krzywicka( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in Polish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narzeczona Schulza : apokryf by Agata Tuszyńska( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in Polish and French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

19 listopada 1942 roku. Na rynku w Drohobyczu zostaje zastrzelony Bruno Schulz. Kilka lat później Sklepy cynamonowe i Sanatorium pod Klepsydrązdobywają status arcydzieł i rozpoczynają wędrówkę do kanonu światowej literatury. Legenda genialnego artysty zaczyna żyć własnym życiem. Pośmiertnym sukcesom Schulza z pewnego oddalenia przygląda się tajemnicza kobieta-- To Juna, znana czytelnikom z dedykacji do Sanatorium pod Klepsydrą
Rosjanie w Warszawie by Agata Tuszyńska( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den russiske besættelse af Warszawa i slutningen af 1800-tallet
Długie życie gorszycielki : losy i świat Ireny Krzywickiej by Agata Tuszyńska( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in Polish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les disciples de Schulz by Agata Tuszynska( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in French and Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kilka portretów z Polską w tle : reportaże izraelskie by Agata Tuszyńska( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in Polish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Sängerin aus dem Ghetto : Das Leben der Wiera Gran by Agata Tuszyńska( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family history of fear : a memoir by Agata Tuszyńska( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Family History of Fear has been in me for years. Along with this secret. From the instant I found out I was not who I thought I was." Every family has its own history. Many families carry a tragic past. Like the author's mother, many Poles did not tell their children a complete story of their wartime exploits-of the underground Home Army, the tragedy of the Warsaw Uprising, the civil war against the Communists. Years had to pass before the stories of suffering and heroism could be told. In Family History of Fear, Agata Tuszynska, one of Poland's most admired poets and cultural historians, writes of the stories she heard from her mother about her secret past. Tuszynska, author of Vera Gran ("a book of extraordinary depth and power"--Richard Eder, The Boston Globe; "captivating"-Newsweek; "darkly absorbing, shrewd, and sharply etched"-Publishers Weekly), has written a powerful memoir about growing up after the Second World War in Communist Poland-blonde, blue-eyed, and Catholic. The author was nineteen years old and living in Warsaw when her mother told her the truth-that she was Jewish-and began to tell her stories of the family's secret past in Poland. Tuszynska, who grew up in a country beset by anti-Semitism, rarely hearing the word "Jew" (only from her Polish Catholic father, and then, always in derision), was unhinged, ashamed, and humiliated. The author writes of how she skillfully erased the truth within herself, refusing to admit the existence of her other half. In this profoundly moving and resonant book, Tuszynska investigates her past and writes of her journey to uncover her family's history during World War II-of her mother at age eight and her mother, entering the Warsaw Ghetto for two years as conditions grew more desperate, and finally escaping just before the uprising, and then living "hidden on the other side." She writes of her grandfather, one of five thousand Polish soldiers taken prisoner in 1939, becoming, later, the country's most famous radio sports announcer; and of her relatives and their mysterious pasts, as she tries to make sense of the hatred of Jews in her country. She writes of her discoveries and of her willingness to accept a radically different definition of self, reading the works of Isaac Bashevis Singer, opening up for her a world of Polish Jewry as he became her guide, and then writing about his life and work, circling her Jewish self in Lost Landscapes: In Search of Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Jews of Poland. A beautiful and affecting book of discovery and acceptance; a searing, insightful portrait of Polish Jewish life, lived before and after Hitler's Third Reich. From the Hardcover edition
Wiera Gran : l'accusata by Agata Tuszyńska( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obtožena : Wiera Gran by Agata Tuszyńska( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Slovenian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ćwiczenia z utraty by Agata Tuszyńska( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and Polish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tyrmandowie : romans amerykański by Mary Ellen Tyrmand( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Polish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glances : for mezzo-soprano (or baritone) and piano (2002) by Tom Cipullo( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Wisnowska : jeśli mnie kochasz-zabij! by Agata Tuszyńska( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in Polish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wisnowska by Agata Tuszyńska( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in Polish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamnikarium by Agata Tuszyńska( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in Polish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamnikarium is about dachshunds and their famous owners and for dachshunds lovers
Krzywicka : długie życie gorszycielki by Agata Tuszyńska( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in Polish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lost landscapes : in search of Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Jews of Poland
Alternative Names
Agata Tuszyńska escritora polaca

Agata Tuszyńska Femme de lettres polonaise

Agata Tuszynska Polish writer

Agata Tuszyńska polnische Autorin, Dichterin und Journalistin

Agata Tuszyńska Pools schrijfster

Tušinǰska, Agata.

투진스카, 아가타 1957-

Polish (113)

French (39)

English (25)

Czech (3)

Slovenian (2)

Italian (2)

German (1)

Spanish (1)