Stone Upon Stone

Stone Upon Stone

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Random House, Inc.
A masterpiece of postwar Polish literature, Stone Upon Stone is Wies?aw My?liwski¢s grand epic in The rural tradition — a profound and irreverent stream of memory cutting through the rich and varied terrain of one man’s connection to the land, to his family and community, to women, to tradition, to God, to death, and to what it means to be alive. Wise and impetuous, plainspoken and compassionate Szymek, recalls his youth in their village, his time as a guerrilla soldier, as a wedding official, barber, policeman, lover, drinker, and caretaker for his invalid brother. Filled with interwoven stories and voices, by turns hilarious and moving, Szymek’s narrative exudes the profound wisdom of one who has suffered, yet who loves life to the very core.

Baker & Taylor
Relates the experiences of Szymek Piietruszka and life in a Polish farming community before and after World War II.

Perseus Publishing
A masterpiece of postwar Polish literature, Stone Upon Stone is Wieslaw Mysliwski's grand epic in the rural tradition — a profound and irreverent stream of memory cutting through the rich and varied terrain of one man’s connection to the land, to his family and community, to women, to tradition, to God, to death, and to what it means to be alive. Wise and impetuous, plainspoken and compassionate Szymek, recalls his youth in their village, his time as a guerrilla soldier, as a wedding official, barber, policeman, lover, drinker, and caretaker for his invalid brother. Filled with interwoven stories and voices, by turns hilarious and moving, Szymek’s narrative exudes the profound wisdom of one who has suffered, yet who loves life to the very core.
A Mark Twainish blend of humor, wisdom, history, and celebration of humanity. Brilliant in both language and spirit.


Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, 2010
Edition: First Archipelago Books edition
ISBN: 9780982624623
098262462X
Branch Call Number: FIC Mysliwski, W 2010
Characteristics: 534 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Johnston, Bill 1960-
Alternative Title: Kamień na kamieniu. English

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Jul 04, 2012

Personally, I'd almost rather have a root canal than read this book again; but you might like it, if you think of your life as a meaningless, random sequence of events, and you enjoy listening to the inner voice that never shuts up, explaining, commenting, telling you what you're seeing, tasting, and feeling.

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