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Diary 1954
by Leopold Tyrmand and Anita Shelton and Andrew Wrobel




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Leopold Tyrmand, a Polish Jew who survived World War II by working in Germany under a false identity, would go on to live and write under Poland's Communist regime for twenty years before emigrating to the West, where he continued to express his deeply felt anti-Communist views. Diary 1954--written after the independent weekly paper that employed him was closed for refusing to mourn Stalin's death--is an account of daily life in Communist Poland. Like Czeslaw Milosz, V clav Havel, and other dissidents who described the absurdities of Soviet-backed regimes, Tyrmand exposes the lies--big and small--that the regimes employed to stay in power. Witty and insightful, Tyrmand's diary is the chronicle of a man who uses seemingly minor modes of resistance--as a provocative journalist, a Warsaw intellectual, the spiritual father of Polish hipsters, and a promoter of jazz in Poland--to maintain his freedom of thought.

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Leopold Tyrmand, a Polish Jew who survived World War II by working in Germany under a false identity, would go on to live and write under Poland's Communist regime for twenty years before emigrating to the West, where he continued to express his deeply felt anti-Communist views. Diary 1954--written after the independent weekly paper that employed him was closed for refusing to mourn Stalin's death--is an account of daily life in Communist Poland. Like Czeslaw Milosz, V clav Havel, and other dissidents who described the absurdities of Soviet-backed regimes, Tyrmand exposes the lies--big and small--that the regimes employed to stay in power. Witty and insightful, Tyrmand's diary is the chronicle of a man who uses seemingly minor modes of resistance--as a provocative journalist, a Warsaw intellectual, the spiritual father of Polish hipsters, and a promoter of jazz in Poland--to maintain his freedom of thought.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780810129511
  • ISBN-10: 0810129515
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publish Date: March 2014
  • Page Count: 400
  • Dimensions: 8.99 x 6.09 x 1.11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.56 pounds


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