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J zef Czapski by Eric Karpeles

Title J zef Czapski
Author Eric Karpeles
Publisher
Release 2019-10-15
Category Art
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780500023044
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This thoughtful and engaging monograph finally gives a remarkable artist who bore witness to the twentieth century his due. "Mr. Karpeles, a California-based painter and art critic, has ignited international interest in Czapski's artwork." --Wall Street Journal

Almost Nothing by Eric Karpeles

Title Almost Nothing
Author Eric Karpeles
Publisher New York Review of Books
Release 2018
Category ART
Total Pages 492
ISBN 1681372843
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Józef Czapski (1896-1993) lived many lives--as a soldier, public figure, historical witness, memoirist, essayist, and painter. His ninety-six years nearly span the twentieth century in its entirety. He was a student in St. Petersburg during the Russian Revolution and a painter in Paris in the Roaring Twenties. As a Polish reserve officer fighting against the invading Nazis in the opening weeks of the Second World War, he was taken prisoner by the Soviets and survived the Katyn Massacre. He never returned to Poland, working tirelessly in Paris to keep awareness of the plight of his homeland alive, overrun by totalitarian powers. Czapski was a towering public figure, but painting gave meaning to his life. Eric Karpeles, also a painter, reveals Czapski's full complexity, pulling together all the threads of this remarkable life"--

Inhuman Land by Jozef Czapski

Title Inhuman Land
Author Jozef Czapski
Publisher New York Review of Books
Release 2018-12-18
Category History
Total Pages 480
ISBN 1681372576
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A classic work of reportage about the Katyń Massacre during World War II by a soldier who narrowly escaped the atrocity himself. In 1941, when Germany turned against the USSR, tens of thousands of Poles—men, women, and children who were starving, sickly, and impoverished—were released from Soviet prison camps and allowed to join the Polish Army being formed in the south of Russia. One of the survivors who made the difficult winter journey was the painter and reserve officer Józef Czapski. General Anders, the army’s commander in chief, assigned Czapski the task of receiving the Poles arriving for military training; gathering accounts of what their fates had been; organizing education, culture, and news for the soldiers; and, most important, investigating the disappearance of thousands of missing Polish officers. Blocked at every level by the Soviet authorities, Czapski was unaware that in April 1940 many officers had been shot dead in Katyn forest, a crime for which Soviet Russia never accepted responsibility. Czapski’s account of the years following his release from the camp and the formation of the Polish Army, and its arduous trek through Central Asia and the Middle East to fight on the Italian front offers a stark depiction of Stalin’s Russia at war and of the suffering, stoicism, and bravery of his fellow Poles. A work of clear observation and deep compassion, Inhuman Land is one of the twentieth century’s indispensable acts of literary witness.

J zef Czapski by Keith Botsford

Title J zef Czapski
Author Keith Botsford
Publisher
Release 2009
Category Authors, Polish
Total Pages 41
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Józef Czapski (1896-1993) was an artist, author, critic, and one of the founders of the influential Polish emigré monthly Kultura (published in Paris until 2000). But who was the real Czapski? This cahier is a bold attempt by Keith Botsford to answer this question. Violating convention, he attempts to write Czapski's autobiography, or a 'biography from within'. Besides Czapski's own words, twelve of his paintings bear testimony to this momentous life." http://www.sylpheditions.com/kb.html.

Lost Time by Jozef Czapski

Title Lost Time
Author Jozef Czapski
Publisher New York Review of Books
Release 2018-11-06
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 128
ISBN 1681372592
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first translation of painter and writer Józef Czapski's inspiring lectures on Proust, first delivered in a prison camp in the Soviet Union during World War II. During the Second World War, as a prisoner of war in a Soviet camp, and with nothing but memory to go on, the Polish artist and soldier Józef Czapski brought Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time to life for an audience of prison inmates. In a series of lectures, Czapski described the arc and import of Proust’s masterpiece, sketched major and minor characters in striking detail, and movingly evoked the work’s originality, depth, and beauty. Eric Karpeles has translated this brilliant and ­altogether unparalleled feat of the critical imagination into English for the first time, and in a thoughtful introduction he brings out how, in reckoning with Proust’s great meditation on memory, Czapski helped his fellow officers to remember that there was a world apart from the world of the camp. Proust had staked the art of the novelist against the losses of a lifetime and the imminence of death. Recalling that triumphant wager, unfolding, like Sheherazade, the intricacies of Proust’s world night after night, Czapski showed to men at the end of their tether that the past remained present and there was a future in which to hope.

The Katyn Forest Massacre by United States. Congress. House. Select Committee to Conduct an Investigation and Study of the Facts, Evidence, and Circumstances on the Katyn Forest Massacre

Title The Katyn Forest Massacre
Author United States. Congress. House. Select Committee to Conduct an Investigation and Study of the Facts, Evidence, and Circumstances on the Katyn Forest Massacre
Publisher
Release 1952
Category Katyn Massacre, Katynʹ, Russia, 1940
Total Pages 2362
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hearings by United States. Congress. House

Title Hearings
Author United States. Congress. House
Publisher
Release 1951
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Letters from Freedom by Adam Michnik

Title Letters from Freedom
Author Adam Michnik
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release 1998-09-08
Category History
Total Pages 346
ISBN 9780520922495
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A hero to many, Polish writer Adam Michnik ranks among today's most fearless and persuasive public figures. His imprisonment by Poland's military regime in the 1980s did nothing to quench his outpouring of writings, many of which were published in English as Letters from Prison. Beginning where that volume ended, Letters from Freedom finds Michnik briefly in prison at the height of the "cold civil war" between authorities and citizens in Poland, then released. Through his continuing essays, articles, and interviews, the reader can follow all the momentous changes of the last decade in Poland and East-Central Europe. Some of the writings have appeared in English in various publications; most are translated here for the first time. Michnik is never detached. His belief that people can get what they want without hatred and violence has always translated into action, and his actions, particularly the activity of writing, have required his contemporaries to think seriously about what it is they want. His commitment to freedom is absolute, but neither wild-eyed nor humorless; with a characteristic combination of idealism and pragmatism, Michnik says, "In the end, politics is the art of foreseeing and implementing the possible." Michnik's blend of conviction and political acumen is perhaps most vividly revealed in the interviews transcribed in the book, whether he is the subject of the interview or is conducting a conversation with Czeslaw Milosz, Vacláv Havel, or Wojciech Jaruzelski. These face-to-face exchanges tell more about the forces at work in contemporary Eastern Europe than could any textbook. Sharing Michnik's intellectual journey through a tumultuous era, we touch on all the subjects important to him in this wide-ranging collection and find they have importance for everyone who values conscience and responsibility. In the words of Jonathan Schell, "Michnik is one of those who bring honor to the last two decades of the twentieth century."

Title Biographic Directory Directory of Polish Officials Personnel in the Political Parties Government and Mass Organizations of the Polish People s Republic
Author United States Department of State
Publisher
Release 1960
Category
Total Pages 621
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Directory of Polish Officials
Author
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Release 1966
Category Associations, institutions, etc
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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