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Cmentarze Przypadkowe spotkanie ze znajomym z czas w partyzanckich okazuje si dla bohatera katastrofalne w skutkach Kilka beztrosko rzuconych s w i Franciszek Kowalski dotychczas uczciwy i oddany sprawie cz on

  • Title: Cmentarze
  • Author: Marek Hłasko
  • ISBN: 838927843
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cmentarze By Marek Hłasko, Przypadkowe spotkanie ze znajomym z czas w partyzanckich okazuje si dla bohatera katastrofalne w skutkach Kilka beztrosko rzuconych s w i Franciszek Kowalski, dotychczas uczciwy i oddany sprawie cz onek partii, trafia do aresztu, zostaje pos dzony o dwulicowo i dywersj , pozbawiony legitymacji partyjnej, wyrzucony z pracy Pr buj c si oczy ci , zwraca si do swoich dPrzypadkowe spotkanie ze znajomym z czas w partyzanckich okazuje si dla bohatera katastrofalne w skutkach Kilka beztrosko rzuconych s w i Franciszek Kowalski, dotychczas uczciwy i oddany sprawie cz onek partii, trafia do aresztu, zostaje pos dzony o dwulicowo i dywersj , pozbawiony legitymacji partyjnej, wyrzucony z pracy Pr buj c si oczy ci , zwraca si do swoich dawnych towarzyszy z partyzantki, kt rzy mogliby za wiadczy o jego uczciwo ci.

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    1. Franciszek Kowalski runs into an old buddy from the war, gets drunk with him, and when he leaves is picked up by the police And that is the beginning of his undoing The police accuse him of criticizing the Communist Polish regime circa 1958 Franciszek loses his membership in the party, his friends, his family, his job, and his apartment He goes looking up his fellow WW2 partisans, all of whom are gelid with fear He doubts his own every thought What was it I doubted The party The people The leade [...]

    2. He was one of the lucky few who upon waking in the morning never have to be ashamed of the night before.

    3. This review originally appeared in Cleaver Magazine.The moment of truth in this book of deceit is treated in a most unusual way it isn t treated at all Or precisely it isn t even needed The consequences for Franciszek Kowalski, the protagonist of Marek H asko s unforgettable 1956 novel The Graveyard, indeed for all of humanity, are damning enough.Slender Citizen Kowalski had fought bravely in the underground in 1945 after receiving a nearly fatal chest wound, his faith in international socialis [...]

    4. Tight little expose on the dangers of all powerful political parties, and their tendency to destroy lives if even a whiff of rebellion is detected Though the supposed opposition is misinterpreted, the entire authoritarian system is activated and loyal party members are devastated Rather thin on character, but Hlasko conveys his ideas well.

    5. 3.5 stars There are some political ideologies that are so complex, twisted, and wrapped up in layers of illusion that the facts ceases to exist Even when we peel back the layers of lies in search for that inner reality, we are only left with an emptiness surrounded by the cast off rinds The Oxford Dictionary has chosen post truth as the Word of the Year, signaling a new shift toward that type of ideological self blindness throughout the Western world Perhaps we should call this shift post fact, [...]

    6. Set in Poland during the communist 1950 s, The Graveyard begins with a simple man and a willful misunderstanding After a rare night of drinking, Franciszek Kowalksi yells at workers on a street corner Policemen standing nearby pretend to think he s insulted them, and Kowalski is taken to the police station for questioning From here, Kowalski s life unravels He confesses his night at the jail to his supervisor, and is cast out from the party He loses his job Adrift in the city he visits his forme [...]

    7. Ok, so I have a hard time with books that are written to make you think super deep, political thoughts, but I read them anyway, hoping to be enlightened In this case, I think I have failed yet again, and have only seen the superficial of the story It seems to me that while Franciszek Kowalski THOUGHT he blurted out something that made him against the Party, he comes to the conclusion that he really IS against the party I think that was what the whole moral was I figured out, in the end, that it [...]

    8. Like Milan Kundera s The Joke, Marek Hlasko s The Graveyard is a novel about Stalinism, betrayal, and the rapid unmaking of lives However, Hlasko s look at 1950s Poland is even searing than that of Kundera s first novel by casting Stalinist society as a grotesque police officers goad citizens into violations, children are chained in order to play, and former members of the revolutionary underground emerge as new agents of terror Knowledge of all these betrayals is the acid that finally eats awa [...]

    9. Re read this book again in January of 2017 it has even power now that Trump is president and it looks as though we are heading into a world of plutocracy with a despot at the wheel who is in a fight with the media and the truth Time will tell Signs are not good for the people.This book highlights the grimness of standing by the party when thinking for oneself might result in sanguine outcomes the negative power of group think and the positive power of supporting and trusting networks The dange [...]

    10. A bleak impression of the intense anxiety that life in the shadow of the Soviet Union could foster It had me laughing out loud at parts such as during the ridiculous workers meetings , though often Hlasko would follow up these comic moments with a disturbing sucker punch of a paragraph to ensure that I would not forget that his book s brand of absurdity is, first and foremost, depressing Those masochistic readers for whom the greatest literature is that which can inflict upon them the most exas [...]

    11. Fascinating picture of life under StalinismFrancziszek is a true believer, a former Communist partisan and current party member But one day he gets picked up by the police for being drunk and disorderly, and his whole life unravels He struggles to regain the certainty and purpose that he and his comrades had in the forest, but he finds that elusive Hlasko s books, including The Eighth Day of the Week and Killing the Second Dog as well as this one, are superb evocations of the inner lives of peop [...]

    12. This short book was one of the best about what communism does to people and I ve read a lot of these I would put it together with Darkness at noon It s occasionally absurd, occasionally funny, occasionally philosophical, occasionally emotional and also filled with very powerful scenes that I m pretty sure will stay with me such as the artist waiting for the day when people would destroy his creations I m really glad I cam across this author by chance

    13. I ve never read a book quite like this yet it feels like a story that could have been written 5,000 years ago Set in Stalinist Poland, it s hilarious and sad and beautiful An average guy gets mixed up in the mindless machinations of totalitarianism with tragic results, and, as he says, But now it s not important any the truth has turned out to be even stupider than I thought.

    14. Accidental meeting with old mate from guerilla is a catastrophy for the main character Few reckless words and Franciszek Kowalski, member of the of the party and honest man, is arrested, acussed of diversion, sacked and thrown away from the party.

    15. while i was traveling in latvia a polish man named jacek recommended this to me reminded me of kafka s the trial, but set in a communist state good shit

    16. A bitter depiction of life in communist Poland, yet not devoid of a sense of humour An incredibly Kafkesque story written in a somewhat Chekhovian style of mixing comedy and drama.

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