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Author: Kazimierz Brandys

ISBN: 9781609450045
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 23 September 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 13.7 x 2.5
Can a game, an innocent falsehood, become reality? Can a man who is ordinary in every way except for his abiding love of a woman change history? In Rondo, Kazimierz Brandys eloquently explores many of the obsessions of contemporary literature - politics, war, art, and personal exile - against the backdrop of a touching, enthralling love story. One of the previous century's great literary figures, Brandys 'quickened the conscience and enriched the writing of the 20th century' (Time). Rondo is his masterpiece.

In his own words, Tom is an insignificant man, powerless to effect changes even in himself let alone in others. He is pathologically normal, with 'something of Buster Keaton' to him. Yet an initially harmless fabrication motivated by his love for Tola, an actress of the Warsaw stage, will move him to center stage in one of the 20th century's most infamous conflicts and will ultimately change the course of history.

Following the Nazi occupation of Warsaw at the outset of WW11, Tola wants to enlist in the Polish Resistance. To protect her, Tom conscripts her into an imaginary political cadre, 'Rondo.' The idea i...

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