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Stone Upon Stone
Stone Upon Stone | Wieslaw Mysliwski
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A masterpiece of postwar Polish literature, Stone Upon Stone is Wieslaw Mysliwski's grand epic in the rural tradition a profound and irreverent stream of memory cutting through the rich and varied terrain of one mans connection to the land, to his family and community, to women, to tradition, to God, to death, and to what it means to be alive. Wise and impetuous, plainspoken and compassionate Szymek, recalls his youth in their village, his time as a guerrilla soldier, as a wedding official, barber, policeman, lover, drinker, and caretaker for his invalid brother. Filled with interwoven stories and voices, by turns hilarious and moving, Szymeks narrative exudes the profound wisdom of one who has suffered, yet who loves life to the very core.
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The story of a Polish village & its inhabitants during the wars & between, & the changes these brought to a way of life, told through the reminescences of an elderly man. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, it's a book I cherish like an old friend.