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Holy Week : a novel of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Author: Jerzy Andrzejewski; Oscar E Swan
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2007.
Series: Ohio University Press Polish and Polish-American studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As armed battle rages in the Warsaw ghetto during the week preceding Easter of 1943, Jan Malecki, a Polish architect and cold, indecisive leftist, reluctantly takes in his Jewish old flame, Irena Lilien. Irena was a wealthy, bewitching beauty, but is now an embittered homeless fugitive with forged Aryan papers. Jan's pious and pregnant wife, Anna, is kind if condescending to Irena, and Jan's brother identifies with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Andrzejewski, Jerzy, 1909-1983.
Holy Week.
Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608155258
Online version:
Andrzejewski, Jerzy, 1909-1983.
Holy Week.
Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)609079427
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jerzy Andrzejewski; Oscar E Swan
ISBN: 0821417150 9780821417157 0821417169 9780821417164
OCLC Number: 70775683
Description: xxiv, 149 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Note on the Author xv --
Note on the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising xvii --
Introduction: Jerzy Andrzejewski's Holy Week xix --
Guide to Pronunciation xxv --
Holy Week 1 --
Afterword: Andrzej Wajda's Film Holy Week 127.
Series Title: Ohio University Press Polish and Polish-American studies series.
Other Titles: Wielki Tydzień.
Responsibility: Jerzy Andrzejewski ; introduction and commentary by Oscar E. Swan ; foreword by Jan Gross.
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At the height of the Nazi extermination campaign in the Warsaw Ghetto, a young Jewish woman, Irena, seeks the protection of her former lover, a young architect, Jan Malecki. By taking her in, he puts  Read more...

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"The understated quality of this nominally realistic yet strangely allegorical short novel contributes to Holy Week's mesmerizing power." --" Magill Book Reviews"

 
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