The Polish Complex

Eastern European Literature Series
Tadeusz Konwicki
Preface by Richard Lourie

The Polish Complex takes place on Christmas Eve, from early morning until late in the evening, as a line of people (including the narrator, whose name is Konwicki) stand and wait in front of a jewelry store in Warsaw. Through the narrator we are told of what happens among those standing in line outside this store, what happens as the narrator’s mind thinks and rants about the current state of Poland, and what happens as he imagines the failed Polish rebellion of 1863.

The novel’s form allows Konwicki (both character and author) to roam around and through Poland’s past and present, and to range freely through whatever comes to his attention. By turns comic, lyrical, despairing, and liberating, The Polish Complex stands as one of the most important novels to have come out of Poland since World War II.

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Preface by Richard Lourie
Publication: Eastern European Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 224
ISBN-13: 9781564782014
GTIN13: 9781564782014
Publication date: 11/1/1998
Language: eng
List price: $12.95