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The Polish complex

Author: Tadeusz Konwicki; Richard Lourie
Publisher: Normal, IL : Dalkey Archive Press, 1998.
Series: Eastern European literature series (Dalkey Archive Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1. Dalkey Archive edView all editions and formats
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"The Polish Complex takes place on Christmas Eve, from early morning until late in the evening, as a line of people (including the narrator, whose name is Konwicki) stand and wait in front of a jewelry store in Warsaw. Through the narrator we are told of what happens among those standing in line outside this store, what happens as the narrator's mind thinks and rants about the current state of Poland, and what  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tadeusz Konwicki; Richard Lourie
ISBN: 1564782018 9781564782014
OCLC Number: 39147862
Description: vii, 211 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Eastern European literature series (Dalkey Archive Press)
Other Titles: Kompleks polski.
Responsibility: by Tadeusz Konwicki ; translated by Richard Lourie.

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"The Polish Complex takes place on Christmas Eve, from early morning until late in the evening, as a line of people (including the narrator, whose name is Konwicki) stand and wait in front of a jewelry store in Warsaw. Through the narrator we are told of what happens among those standing in line outside this store, what happens as the narrator's mind thinks and rants about the current state of Poland, and what happens as he imagines the failed Polish rebellion of 1863." "The novel's form allows Konwicki (both character and author) to roam around and through Poland's past and present, and to range freely through whatever comes to his attention. By turns comic, lyrical, despairing, and liberating, The Polish Complex stands as one of the most important novels to have come out of Poland since World War II."--Jacket.

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