“Gustaw Herling Grudziński i Iwan Bahriany: pisarzy w więzieniu totalitaryzmu”
In 1933-1945, Ukrainian and Polish lands were between two fires. It is not for nothing that Timothy Snyder’s book about this period is called “Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin.” Such historical events could still find their rightly deserved place in literature. This is how camp prose was born (in Polish terminology, “literatura obozowa”).
On May 20, 1919, Gustaf Herling-Grudziński, a Polish writer and prisoner of the Gulag and NKVD camps, was born. To Alexandra Dmytrenko his book “Another World” seemed strikingly familiar because the experience described there was reminiscent of “Garden of Gethsemane” by Ivan Bagryany, which gave rise to scientific work on camp life.
🔵This Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. (Kyiv time), Oleksandra Dmytrenko, a teacher at the Polish Language School at the Polish Institute in Kyiv and master of literary theory and comparative studies, will discuss these two books as part of a series of cultural and historical workshops about Poland.
Join the discussion!
⏰ When? 05/27/23 (Saturday) 11:00 (Kyiv time)
💻 Where? Zoom, only registered participants will receive the link; the number of places is limited.
🟡This meeting will be useful for those with a beginner’s level of Polish (recommended from the A2 level on).
Participation is free!
‼️You will receive registration confirmation and a link to a Zoom meeting on Friday at the address specified during registration.