The Subtenant / To Outwit God (2 Books in 1)

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This volume presents two works by acclaimed Polish journalist Hanna Krall: The Subtenant, a semi-autobiographical novel, and To Outwit God, a remarkable interview with Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. The Subtenant explores the troubled and ever-shifting relationships between Poles and Jews, beginning with the author's concealment as a child during the Nazi years and ending in 1981 when martial law was declared in Poland. In To Outwit God, Edelman's words assault conventional assumptions about heroes and heroism, taking in his time not only in the Warsaw Ghetto but his careers as a physician and a Solidarity activist. Taken together, the two works form a powerful memoir of Jewish survival, a meditation on Polish-Jewish relations, and a commentary on the forces that have produced modern Polish opposition movements.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Polish

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A well-respected Polish journalist, Krall survived World War II as a child by hiding in a succession of Polish homes. The Subtenant , the first of two works in this volume, is his semiautobiographical novel about the experiences of a young Polish Jew during the Nazi occupation. Krall presents the horrors of the war as a surreal comic nightmare, with "brightness" and "blackness" as the prevailing forces. To be born into the right Polish family gave one privilege and brightness; to be a Jewish child hidden in gentile homes isolated one in blackness. The story has several voices--some of which carry the character's moral and political dilemmas into the present. To Outwit God , the other work in this volume, was previously published as Shielding the Flame: An Intimate Conversation with Dr. Marek Edelman, the Last Surviving Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ( LJ 8/86). Provoked into a fascinating discussion about heroes and heroism, Edelman gives an eyewitness account of the Jewish uprising and conveys his dedication as a physician and Solidarity activist. The two works together form a strong memoir of Jewish survival in the Holocaust and provide background for modern Polish opposition movements such as Solidarity. Recommended for most collections.
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