Medallions

Paperback | February 25, 2000

byZofia Nalkowska

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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.

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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...

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 oc...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:49 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.2 inPublished:February 25, 2000Publisher:Northwestern University Press

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ISBN - 10:0810117436

ISBN - 13:9780810117433

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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

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