Medallions

by Zofia Nalkowska

Northwestern University Press | February 25, 2000 | Trade Paperback

Medallions is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Considered a masterpiece of antifascist world literature, Medallions stands as the culmination of Nalkowska's literary style, a style the Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz once described as "the iron capital of her art and one of the very few exportables in our national literature." More than mere historical record, Medallions offers the reader startling immediacy, the repetition of an event as it persists in the testimonial present, in the scars on the consciousness and conscience of individuals.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 49 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.2 in

Published: February 25, 2000

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0810117436

ISBN - 13: 9780810117433

Found in: Short Stories

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A powerful and evocative read If the translation is as powerful as the original, then this collection of gems (as the title suggests) is the most concise treatment of quotidien life and the effects of the concentration camp beyond the walls of the camp. A must -read for anyone mature enough to handle the content of the degradation of humanity in inhumane times. I would strongly recommend it for senior level history classes, anyone interested in the Holocaust, or for anyone still asking how methodical genocide could have happened. "People have served this fate unto other people" is Nalkowska's motto for her book. For anyone with an imagination, this book will make one wonder about the nature and consequences of evil.
Date published: 2008-02-05

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Medallions

by Zofia Nalkowska

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 49 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.2 in

Published: February 25, 2000

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0810117436

ISBN - 13: 9780810117433

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Professor Spanner
The Hole
The Cemetery Lady
By the Railway Track
Dwojra Zielona
The Visa
The Man Is Strong
The Adults and Children of Auschwitz

From the Publisher

Considered a masterpiece of antifascist world literature, Medallions stands as the culmination of Nalkowska's literary style, a style the Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz once described as "the iron capital of her art and one of the very few exportables in our national literature." More than mere historical record, Medallions offers the reader startling immediacy, the repetition of an event as it persists in the testimonial present, in the scars on the consciousness and conscience of individuals.

About the Author

A novelist, dramatist, short-story writer, and essayist, Zofia Nalkowska (1884-1954) was a leading proponent of the avant-garde of her day. A resident of Warsaw, she was an active member of the Polish PEN Club, the first female member of the Polish Academy of Literature, and the patron of a popular Warsaw literary salon. Her life in occupied Warsaw during World War II is the subject of her Wartime Diaries and Medallions.

Diana Kuprel has a doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Toronto. She is a postdoctoral fellow for the Literary History Project, University of Toronto, and editor in chief of Books in Canada: The Canadian Review of Books.

Editorial Reviews

"[A] powerful and important work." --Jewish Book World