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Death In Danzig By Stefan Chwin

Death In Danzig

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A moving portrait of people in transition - between old and new, life and death. Germans flee the besieged city of Danzig in 1945. Poles driven out of eastern regions by the Russians move into the homes hastily abandoned by their previous inhabitants.
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Death In Danzig by Stefan Chwin

A moving portrait of people in transition - between old and new, life and death. Germans flee the besieged city of Danzig in 1945. Poles driven out of eastern regions by the Russians move into the homes hastily abandoned by their previous inhabitants. In an area of the city graced with beech trees and a stately cathedral, the stories of old and new residents intertwine: Hanemann, a German and a former professor of anatomy, who chooses to stay in Danzig after the mysterious death of his lover; the Polish family of the narrator, driven out of Warsaw; and a young Carpathian woman who no longer has a country, her cheerful nature concealing deep wounds. Through his brilliantly defined characters, stunning evocation of place, and memorable description of remnants of a world that was German but survives in Polish households, Chwin has created a reality that is beyond destruction.

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Death In Danzig Reviews


"Much of Death in Danzig's intriguing, Kleist-haunted eeriness derives from its fascination with objects, often promoted to the role of surrogate characters...It is a mark of Chwin's expertise that, while the novel figurative superstructures never quite recede into the Baltic fog, its real interest lies in the teeming human traffic below." DJ Taylor, Guardian

About Stefan Chwin


A literary critic, essayist, novelist, and illustrator, Stefan Chwin is one of the most acclaimed writers in Europe today. Death in Danzig is his first novel to be translated into English. He lives and teaches in Gdansk, Poland.

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GOR003726820
Death In Danzig by Stefan Chwin
Stefan Chwin
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2005-03-03
272
0436205653
9780436205651
N/A
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