A Question of Reality

Kazimierz Brandys

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Title: A Question of Reality
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Publication Date: 1980
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Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons., New York., 1980. Hard cover. First edition. 1st printing.. Text in English, Polish. 180 p. Historical fiction set in World War II era Poland where a law student rejects the stubborn patriotism of his father as his country is invaded and occupied by Nazis. He leaves law school, becomes an actor, joins the Resistance. He addresses himself to the moral questions facing Polish society. Very good in very good dust jacket. Light wear. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.F0790005929

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Book Description Scribners, 1980. hardcover. 1st Edition. New York. 1980. Scribners. 1st American Edition. Some Foxing To Top Edge, Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 180 pages. hardcover. Kazimierz Brandys (27 October 1916 - 11 March 2000) was a Polish essayist and writer of film scripts. Brandys was born in Lodz. He was the brother of the writer Marian Brandys and husband of the translator Maria Zenowicz. He completed a law degree at the University of Warsaw. He was first published in 1935 as a theatrical critic, in the literary monthly ‘‘Kuznia Mlodych’. Between 1945 and 1950 he was a member of the editorial board of the weekly ‘Kuznica’. In 1946 he joined the Polish United Workers' Party. Beginning in 1956 he was the spokesperson for the party's program of ‘renewal’ and ‘moral cleansing’. Between 1956 and 1960 he was on the editorial board of the weekly ‘Nowa Kultura’. In 1966 he left the communist party as a protest against repressions against Leszek Kolakowski. In 1970 and 1971 he taught Slavistics at the Sorbonne. In 1976 he signed the Letter of 59, a protest against changes to the constitution of the People's Republic of Poland. Between 1977 and 1980 he was on the editorial board of ‘Zapis’. After 1978 he lived outside of Poland. He died in 2000, in Paris. Jacket design by Victor Bastante. 0684165996. keywords: 41392. inventory # 1569. FROM THE PUBLISHER - A QUESTION OF REALITY is a novel about a nation bedeviled by invasion and foreign occupation, and it is the story of one man’s refusal to submit to his country’s bitter history. A work of fiction that breaks with convention to deliver truth plainly, this is one of the most extraordinary books to come out of Eastern Europe in recent years. The narrator teaches drama at the Warsaw University where, as a law student during the thirties, he was beaten by a gang of right-wing students - the first lesson in his moral and political education. It led him to break off with his stubbornly patriotic father, give up his legal studies, and take bit parts in the theater. When the Nazis invaded Poland, his education began in earnest. In telling us his story: of the metaphysical commitment that led him to join the Resistance (‘I joined to fight the Devil’); of the fictional espionage role he created for a woman who wanted to serve in the underground; of the interrogations the new regime put him through after the war, and of the compromises he and intellectual friends made with the regime; and finally of the gathering of moral will to say no to the totalitarian distortion of reality - he addresses himself to the great moral questions that Polish society, brutalized by forces from within and without, has lost the will to ask. Why has freedom in Poland come to mean simply the right to demand better meat from the state’s butcher shops? Why is the only truth in state newspapers to be found in the obituary columns? In Kazimierz Brandys we hear the clear brave voice of a human conscience, a voice that asserts the survival of the spirit. A stunning and brilliant novel about a country that, in the author’s words, has been ‘the plaything of history,’ A QUESTION OF REALITY is also an inspiring meditation on the urgent moral questions of our time. Some Foxing To Top Edge, Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 1569

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Book Description Scribners, New York, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. a very clean copy, with no damage to the dustjacket or the book. The book does not appear to have been opened (the spine is still very firm). In this book we get a clear, brave voice of a human conscience, that asserts the survival of the spirit. A stunning and driven novel about a country that, in the author's words, has been "the plaything of history," the book is also an inspiring meditation on the urgent moral questions of our time." - Front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 180 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Poland; ISBN: 0684165996. ISBN/EAN: 9780684165998. Inventory No: 0247528. Bookseller Inventory # 0247528

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