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Medallions (Paperback)

By Author : Zofia Nalkowska , Diana Kuprel , Zofia Nakowska 
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Considered a masterpiece of antifascist world literature, Medallions (written in 1945 and first published in 1946) stands as the culmination of Nalkowska's literary style -- a style that 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." Written in documentary-narrative form, with simple, concise, severely elegant prose, the book gives voice to the experience of victims and witnesses of the Nazi genocide.

Medallions comprises seven short stories and one summation, "The Adults and Children of Auschwitz." These terse, sometimes fragmented pieces take the form of testimonials, private interviews, and chance conversations in which the protagonists, speaking for themselves from their limited understanding of the human drama, also speak on behalf of millions. More than mere historical record, Medallions presents the reader with a startlingly immediate performance -- the repetition of a past event as it persists in the testimonial present, in the scars on the consciousness and consciences of individuals.

Book Details

Title: Medallions
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Author: Zofia Nalkowska , Diana Kuprel , Zofia Nakowska
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0810117436
EAN: 9780810117433
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 49
Publish Date: 2000-2-25
Binding: Paperback
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