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Family History of Fear: A Memoir

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780375413704
Author(s): Agata Tuszynska
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Dimensions: 150 x 239 x 38 (w x l x h)
Pages: 400

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Family History of Fear has been in me for years. Along with this secret. From the instant I found out I was not who I thought I was. Every family has its own history. Many families carry a tragic past. Like the author s mother, many Poles did not tell their children a complete story of their wartime exploits of the underground Home Army, the tragedy of the Warsaw Uprising, the civil war against the Communists. Years had to pass before the stories of suffering and heroism could be told. In Family History of Fear, Agata Tuszy ska, one of Poland s most admired poets and cultural historians, writes of the stories she heard from her mother about her secret past. Tuszy ska, author of Vera Gran ( a book of extraordinary depth and power Richard Eder, The Boston Globe; captivating Newsweek; darkly absorbing, shrewd, and sharply etched Publishers Weekly), has written a powerful memoir about growing up after the Second World War in Communist Poland blonde, blue-eyed, and Catholic. The author was nineteen years old and living in Warsaw when her mother told her the truth that she was Jewish and began to tell her stories of the family s secret past in Poland. Tuszy ska, who grew up in a country beset by anti-Semitism, rarely hearing the word Jew (only from her Polish Catholic father, and then, always in derision), was unhinged, ashamed, and humiliated. The author writes of how she skillfully erased the truth within herself, refusing to adm Please click here to ask a question
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