by Artur Domoslawski
Biography of the great war journalist
Between Fire and Sleep: Essays on Modern Polish Poetry by Jaroslaw Anders Yale University Press, April 2009
In this insightful book, Jaroslaw Anders looks at how the major works of 20th-century Polish literature constantly transformed historical experience into the metaphysical, philosophical, or religious exploration of human existence. Between Fire and Sleep offers a fresh understanding of modern Polish culture.
Evening on the Hudson: An Anthology of Jan Lechon’s American Writings by Jan Lechon PIASA Books, New York, June 2005
Czeslaw Milosz: Conversations by Czeslaw Milosz, Cynthia L. Haven (Editor) University Press of Mississippi, May 2006
Joseph Conrad: A Life by Zdzislaw Najder Camden House, New Edition, April 2007
When I reviewed the first English edition of this book in 1984, I called it "the richest and most persuasive portrait of Conrad we have had or will probably ever have." Once again, Professor Najder sets the very highest biographical standard. Everything that has come to light about Conrad during the past quarter-century is now seamlessly integrated into the revised text. – Frederick Crews, Professor Emeritus, U.C. Berkeley
The Wall in My Head: Words & Images from the Fall of the Iron Curtain edited by Words without Borders Open Letter Books, November 2009
The Wall in My Head is an exciting anthology of texts and images by writers and artists who witnessed the collapse of Communism firsthand and by those who grew up in its wake. Polish authors Zbigniew Herbert, Pawel Huelle, Ryszard Kapuscinski, Dorota Maslowska, and Andrzej Stasiuk are featured.
The editors have arranged these high-caliber works to create a tension between celebratory and somber writing, and that gives the book a touch of greatness.– The Brooklyn Rail