Here in Our Auschwitz and Other Stories Tadeusz Borowski, Madeline G. Levine


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Series:
The Margellos World Republic of Letters
Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
ISBN:
9780300116908
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
352 pages: 197 x 127mm

Tadeusz Borowski was a talented young poet when he was arrested and deported to Auschwitz in 1943. He emerged at the end of the Second World War to become one of the most influential writer-witnesses to the Nazi concentration camp system. This book offers the first authoritative translation of Borowski’s prose fiction, including numerous stories that have never appeared in English before. These are the chilling writings of a man who has experienced horrifying brutality and sees no possibility for human redemption.

Tadeusz Borowski (1922–1951), a Polish poet, short story writer, and journalist, was arrested as a political prisoner and deported to German concentration camps. He survived, but a few years later committed suicide at the age of 29. Madeline G. Levine is Kenan Professor of Slavic Literatures Emerita, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

“Tadeusz Borowski joins the company of such artists as Elie Wiesel and André Schwarz-Bart. Like them, he paints a picture of the horror and madness that ruled the concentration camps, so brilliantly that the immediacy of the experience is almost too much to bear.”—New York Times Book Review