The Club invites new members to discuss books in Polish.
The book for the meeting is Bohiń by Tadeusz Konwicki, first published in 1987. The book based on Konwicki’s family history depicts a forgotten corner of the now lost Polish Lithuania with its people and traditions and complicated history. Bohiń, located in the Nowogródek region, from which the famous poet Adam Mickiewicz hailed, now is part of Belarus.
Konwicki (1926-2015) was a writer, screenwriter and a film director. He was born near Vilnius and several of his books evoke the life and landscapes of the Polish Lithuania of his childhood and youth, which included fighting against Nazis and Soviets in the Polish underground Home Army during the WWII. He became a household name in Poland first due to his career as a filmmaker (“Salto”, 1965, several notable movies in 1970s) and later for his novel “Little Apocalypse”, first published as a samizdat book in 1979.
Please note: the club meetings are in Polish
More: culture.pl bio of Konwicki
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December 10, 2021 - 6:00 pm