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In he co-founded and initially co-edited the political and cultural magazine Kultura, then published in Rome.

The book contains detailed, often drastic depictions from the lives of Gulag prisoners. The story itself was very important, but the writing style wasn’t something that I liked and I struggled with this book more than I expected. The Polish army fought valiantly, but it was vastly outnumbered, having onlytroops and a fraction of the weapons that Germany had at its disposal.

Written 10 years before Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Herlig Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, it brought him international acclaim but also criticism from Soviet sympathizers. Definitely too long, but still one of the most haunting and harrowing books I have ever read.

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Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski

There was a problem with your submission. By describing life in the gulag in a harrowing personal account, it provides an in-depth, original analysis of the nature of the Soviet communist system.

According to Herling, this was due to the reluctance of the left-leaning publishing houses in that country. Hefling World Apart Front cover, edition.

He is best known for writing a personal account of life in the Soviet gulag – A World Apart. Poland was torn apart between two evil empires. Judging by the paucity of English-language reviews of this book, “A World Apart” seems grudzinsmi known to Poles naturally and other Europeans than to Americans and Brits.

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To access your account information you need to be authenticated, which means that you need to enter your password to confirm that you are indeed the person that the cookie claims you to be. Jul 31, Agnes rated it it was amazing Shelves: Herling is a talented writer.

The Soviets occupied about half of Poland, annexing that territory to the Soviet Union. Nov 21, Jonasz rated it really liked it Shelves: In addition, a number of elements of the plot are associated with the House of the Dead. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information on privacy at Loot. Still, he was one of the last to be released, and he’d almost given up. Their efforts were simply to build hope for the future. Perhaps some of it in his case was because he had hope.


Inny świat by Gustaw Herling-Grudziński

The plight of Poland can be only loosely captured by the dire statistics of its double invasion and occupation. The Russian edition preceded some Western language editions: Andrzej Ciolkosz translatorBertrand Russell Preface. At the same time he had the humility of reckoning that the Hell he was put into by fate was a better one compared to the atrocities of the Kolyma. The Journal of a Gulag Survivor Polish: He summarized his experiences pp. Discover some of the most interesting herlong trending topics of Please try again later.

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Thi Being Polish was not really a plus in the ‘s. This page was last edited on 19 Septemberat The line between gruddzinski victim and torturer is so vague