Thursday, December 29, 2005

Normblog on Tadeusz Borowski

Norm quotes Borowski on hope.

I first read Borowski thirty years ago and still have my copy.

Once in a while I reread A True Story found on page 157 of Penquin's 1976 edition about Kapo Kwasniak, who

...showed little enthusiasm for the stories of vulgar novels, adventure films, or of any kind of play. He hated all extravagant tale on the themes of romantic literature. But he would abandon himself with passion to any ridiculous, sentimental plot as long as I managed to convince him it was taken from my own life.

I don't read holocaust literature or history other then Borowksi's stories. I go to Washington a few times a year but never visit the Museum.

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