Volcano and Miracle: A Selection from the Journal Written at Night

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Penguin, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 273 pages
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This kaleidoscopic collection of more than 100 journal entries from one of Poland's greatest living writers includes semifictional tales, based on historical sources, that mirror the fragility of the human life. Here also are brilliant critical pieces on Soviet Communism and figures such as Kafka, Mann, Camus, and Dostoevsky.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A unique and wonderfully entertaining collection of reflections and fictions. Now in his 70s, Herling is known for stories published under the title The Island (1967) and for a much-acclaimed memoir ... Read full review

Volcano and Miracle: a selection of fiction and nonfiction from The journal written at night

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Banned in Poland for nearly 40 years, the work of the important Polish author Herling is gradually becoming known in the West with the dissolution of communism: the novel A World Apart (1951; 1989 ... Read full review


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