My Century (New York Review Books Classics)

My Century (New York Review Books Classics)

Aleksander Wat


In My Century the nice Polish poet Aleksander Wat offers a spellbinding account of lifestyles in japanese Europe in the course of the negative 20th century. in keeping with interviews with Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz, My Century describes the creative, sexual, and political experimentation --in which Wat used to be an incredible participant-- that the top of worldwide warfare I: an explosion of expertise and ideas which, he argues, in many ways helped to open the door to the destruction that the Nazis and Bolsheviks quickly visited upon the realm. yet Wat's booklet is at middle a narrative of non secular fight and conversion. He tells of his separation in the course of global struggle II from his spouse and younger son, of his confinement within the Soviet criminal procedure, of the evening whilst the sound of far away laughter prompted a imaginative and prescient of "the satan in history." "It used to be then," Wat writes, "that i started to be a believer."

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