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Best Polish Books

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Polish literature with this list of the best Polish books. Sourced from the most distinguished literary critics and cultural publications, these are the reads that resonate across borders.

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Stanislaw Lem - 2002-11-20 (first published in 1961)
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Exploring the depths of our memories and consciousness, Solaris takes us on a journey to the planet Solaris, where a psychologist confronts a painful past love in physical form. As he learns, he discovers that others also face their own repressed and real memories, leading to a deeper question - could the planet's ocean actually be a neural center creating these memories? A classic novel that challenges our understanding of the universe and the depths within ourselves.
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Ryszard Kapuscinski
A Life
Artur Domoslawski - 2010-03-01
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This definitive biography explores the life and work of one of the most influential eyewitness journalists of the twentieth century. Reporting from postcolonial Africa, revolutionary Iran, and Soviet Russia, Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski was a dauntless investigator and towering literary talent. Artur Domos?awski provides new insight into Kapu?ci?ski's personal relationships and the tension between journalism and literature. With unprecedented access to Kapu?ci?ski's private papers, this meticulous and riveting portrait captures the complexities of a man exploring dangerous times.
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Michal Witkowski - 2005-08-27 (first published in 2004)
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"Ta książka to dla wielu z pewnością mocno kontrowersyjny opis środowiska homoseksualistów, którym wypadło żyć w czasach komunizmu. Opis pełen brudu, upodlenia, seksualnych obsesji i zupełnie kryminalnych uczynków, w których ciotki bywały zarówno ofiarami, jak i przestępcami. Pomimo bliskiego związku z rzeczywistością, jest to, dodajmy, opis litera...
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Snow White and Russian Red
Dorota Maslowska - 2003-01-01 (first published in 2002)
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Snow White and Russian Red is a powerful and poignant novel that illuminates the marginalized post-Communist youth of Eastern Europe. With poetic, hilarious, and disturbing prose, the book follows Andrzej "Nails" Robakoski on his journey of unraveling after a breakup. As he searches for his next girl and line of speed, Nails explores his conspiracy theories and xenophobia against the Russian black market, culminating in No Russkies Day. This debut novel by Dorota Maslowska has become a controversial bestseller in Poland and Germany, and is now an international sensation in ten languages.