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 existence in jap Europe in the middle of the bad 20th century. in accordance with interviews with Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz, My Century describes the creative, sexual, and political experimentation --in which Wat was once a big participant-- that the tip of global conflict I: an explosion of expertise and concepts 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 publication 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 felony method, of the evening while the sound of far away laughter prompted a imaginative and prescient of "the satan in history." "It was once then," Wat writes, "that i started to be a believer."

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