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The passion of Poland, from Solidarity through the state of war

Author: Lawrence Weschler
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Pantheon paperback edView all editions and formats
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The Passion of Poland brings together for the first time the complete four-part New Yorker series on the rise and fall of solidarity from its birth in Gdansk through the ravages of martial law. A young reporter's brilliant first-person account, this series has been hailed by critics as the most vivid and possibly most thoughtful yet to appear on Poland's failed revolution. Lawrence Weschler's reports take the reader  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weschler, Lawrence.
Passion of Poland, from Solidarity through the state of war.
New York : Pantheon Books, c1984
(OCoLC)559366397
Named Person: Lawrence Weschler; Lawrence Weschler
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Weschler
ISBN: 0394722868 9780394722863 0394535677 9780394535678
OCLC Number: 10207352
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 263 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Solidarity time --
The coup-December 1981 --
A state of war --
October-December 1982 --
Epilogue-September 1983.
Responsibility: Lawrence Weschler.

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The Passion of Poland brings together for the first time the complete four-part New Yorker series on the rise and fall of solidarity from its birth in Gdansk through the ravages of martial law. A young reporter's brilliant first-person account, this series has been hailed by critics as the most vivid and possibly most thoughtful yet to appear on Poland's failed revolution. Lawrence Weschler's reports take the reader unforgettably into the midst of Solidarity's remarkable "self-limiting revolution" and later into the strange, subtle, often quirky, and finally horrifying "self-limiting counterrevolution" that followed when General Jaruzelski imposed martial law. They also evoke the twin mysteries of what it is that gets repressed when a place - any place - comes alive; and what it is that gets repressed when a place - any place - gets repressed. In his epilogue, which covers events through the Pope's summer 1983 visit, Weschler concludes with a meditation on perhaps the greatest wonder of all, how the spirit of resistance in Poland persists in the face of withering repression. -- from back cover.

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