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In search of lost meaning : the new Eastern Europe

Author: Adam Michnik; Irena Grudzińska-Gross
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2011.
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In this new collection of essays, Adam Michnik--one of Europe's leading dissidents--traces the post-cold-war transformation of Eastern Europe. He writes again in opposition, this time to post-communist elites and European Union bureaucrats. Composed of history, memoir, and political critique, In Search of Lost Meaning shines a spotlight on the changes in Poland and the Eastern Bloc in the post-1989 years. Michnik  Read more...
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Michnik, Adam.
In search of lost meaning.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010040640
(OCoLC)666492872
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Michnik; Irena Grudzińska-Gross
ISBN: 9780520949478 0520949471
OCLC Number: 707080705
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 224 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Foreword: About Michnik; Editor's Note; Introduction; PART I. ANNIVERSARIES; 1. Poland at the Turning Point: Fifteen Years of Transformation, Fifteen Years of Gazeta Wyborcza; 2. In Search of Lost Meaning: The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Solidarity Movement; 3. Rage and Shame, Sadness and Pride: The Twenty-Fourth Anniversary of the Imposition of Martial Law; 4. The Bitter Memory of Budapest: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Budapest Uprising; PART II. THE WORK OF HATRED; 5. The Sadness of the Gutter; 6. Accusers and Traitors; 7. The Accusers and the Noncivic Acts.
Other Titles: W poszukiwaniu utraconego sensu.
Responsibility: Adam Michnik ; edited by Irena Grudzinska Gross ; translated by Roman S. Czarny, with a foreword by Vaclav Havel and an introduction by John Darnton.

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