Тадеуш Боровський “У нас, в Аушвіці...”. Ришард Капусцінський «Імператор. Шахіншах». Презентує видавництво Книги ХХІ
Knyhy ХХІ Publishing House presents U nas, v Aushvitsi (At our Auschwitz; Polish: U nas w Auschwitzu) book by Tadeusz Borowski and Imperator Shakhinshakh (The Emperor/Shah of Shahs; Polish: Cesarz/Szachinszach) book by Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski (Kyiv)
On October 16, YE Bookstore and Knyhy ХХІ Publishing House have the pleasure to invite you to the presentation of U nas, v Aushvitsi (At our Auschwitz) book by Tadeusz Borowski and Imperator Shakhinshakh (The Emperor/Shah of Shahs) book by Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski. The books will be presented by Oleksandr Boychenko.
Beginning at 18:00
In late August, Knyhy ХХІ Chernivtsi Publishing House published U nas, v Aushvitsi (At our Auschwitz), collection of stories about the concentration camp. The book was written by Tadeusz Borowski, Polish writer born in Zhytomyr (1922-1951).
The 1932 repatriation brought the family of the writer to Warsaw. Living under German occupation, Tadeusz Borowski started his literary activity. His first book of poems was an underground publishing entitled Gdziekolwiek Ziemia… (Where the Land is…). In 1943, he was arrested and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Later he was also imprisoned in Dautmergen and Dachau camps. These camps turned the debutant poet into a genius prose writer, willing to let readers know the bitter truth about people’s behavior behind the barbed wire. According to researchers, Borowski’s sincere and highly artistic true stories have no comparable examples among world writings in regard to concentration camps.
Imperator Shakhinshakh (The Emperor/Shah of Shahs) by Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski
Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski (1932–2007) is the “emperor of reports,” “journalist of the century,” world-renowned Polish actor and laureate of many international awards. According to him, he witnessed 27 revolutions in Third World countries and described two of them, the Ethiopian and Iranian ones, in his books entitled Cesarz (The Emperor) and Szachinszach (Shah of Shahs). Different literary forms were used in these writings, though the plots have similar features. Insolent abuses of authorities, increasing people’s wrath, riots, self-organization and mutual help of citizens, overthrow of government and then helplessness of new rulers, chaos and other bitter things, very familiar to Ukrainian readers.
Andriy Bondar is the moderator of the meeting.
The event will be held under the auspices of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Kyiv. *** Address: YE Bookstore 3, Lysenka Street Free admission.
Media partner: The Ukrainian Week.