The Subtenant / To Outwit God by Hanna Krall
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This volume presents two works by acclaimed Polish journalist Hanna Krall: The Subtenant, a semi-autobiographical novel, and To Outwit God, a remarkable interview with Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. The Subtenant explores the troubled and ever-shifting relationships between Poles and Jews, beginning with the author's concealment as a child during the Nazi years and ending in 1981 when martial law was declared in Poland. In To Outwit God, Edelman's words assault conventional assumptions about heroes and heroism, taking in his time not only in the Warsaw Ghetto but his careers as a physician and a Solidarity activist. Taken together, the two works form a powerful memoir of Jewish survival, a meditation on Polish-Jewish relations, and a commentary on the forces that have produced modern Polish opposition movements.
 

About Hanna Krall

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Hanna Krall was born in Warsaw in 1937 and was a reporter for Polityka from 1957 until 1981, when martial law was imposed and her publications were banned. The recipient of numerous international literary awards, her books have been translated into fifteen languages. She lives in Warsaw. Translator Madeline G. Levine was Czeslaw Milosz's prose translator. Her translation of Ida Fink's "A Scrap of Time and Other Stories" was awarded the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
 
Published June 1, 1992 by Northwestern University Press. 247 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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This fine volume brings together two pieces by Polish journalist Krall. The first, never before available in English, is an eerie, semi-autobiographical novel detailing the narrator's relationship ove

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This fine volume brings together two pieces by Polish journalist Krall.

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