Pub. Date:
Northwestern University Press
Ashes and Diamonds

Ashes and Diamonds

Current price is , Original price is $21.95. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.

This item is available online through Marketplace sellers.


Originally published in Poland in 1948, and acclaimed as one of the finest postwar Polish novels, Ashes and Diamonds takes place in the spring of 1945, as the nation is in the throes of its transformation to People' Poland. Communists, socialists, and nationalists; thieves and black marketeers; servants and fading aristocrats; veteran terrorists and bands of murderous children bewitched by the lure of crime and adventure—all of these converge on a provincial town's chief hotel, a microcosm of an uprooted world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810115194
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 03/01/1997
Series: European Classics
Edition description: Translated
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jerzy Andrzejewski (1909-1983) published his first book, Unavoidable Roads, a collection of short stories, in 1936. Two years later he won several prizes, incuding one from the Polish Academy of Literature, for his first novel, Mode of the Heart. Ashes and Diamonds, originally published in 1948, was made into a highly esteemed film and was awarded the International Critics' Prize at the 1959 Venice Film Festival.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Barbara Niemczyk
Introduction by Heinrich Böll
Ashes and Diamonds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews