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By describing life in the gulag in a harrowing personal account, it provides an in-depth, original analysis of the nature of the Soviet communist system. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Front cover, edition. One strength of Herling’s character was his capacity for reflection, and this helps make “A World Apart”more than just a litany of suffering.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. You already recently rated this item. Jan 17, Lorenzo Berardi rated it really liked it Shelves: In A World Apart Herling describes his imprisonment in a Soviet gulag and his excruciating experience in a forced labor camp between the years Referring to a Mr. Poland received some verbal support from its allies, Great Britain and France, but no effective backing on the military front. In the Preface pp. A compulsory one in the last year of high school in Poland – the earliest age at which you probably can read it.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Their loyalty to their faith was admirable, but when the Polish cut a deal with Stalin, the Polish Jews were excluded from that, which only proves once again that religion sucks. Mar 25, Daria rated it it was amazing. He summarized his experiences pp. It should and might deserve to be more widely known. Paperbackpages. The name field is required. Political prisoners — Soviet Union — Biography. This is a book that many would wish it was a pure fiction, that it has never happend – as it’s really hard to believe it all He also wrote for the Italian “Tempo presente” run by Nicola Chiaromonte and for various dailies and periodicals.


The passage in which Herling says that he later understood how being sent to the Kolyma for the people “working” in his camp sounded like being sent to Auschwitz for the prisoners of Nazi lagers is astonishing. It lends a completely different perspective on work camps in Russia.

Gustaw Herling-Grudziński

The occupation of Poland was part and parcel of the Nazi plan for ethnic cleansing of the Eastern Territory, enslavement of the Slavs, exploitation of their labor and natural resources, and creation of more Lebensraum living space for the Aryan race.

So call this an extended “Ivan” — 18 months of misery instead of one jerling.

A World Apart is an informative, descriptive and often harrowing account of life inside a Soviet prison camp during the early s. Don’t have an account? Thanks for telling us about the problem. This page was last edited on 19 Septemberat The Russian edition preceded some Western language editions: This is reminiscent of Bruno Bettelheim’s testimony about the conduct of long-term inmates of Nazi concentration camps towards newer prisoners. Advanced Search Find a Library.

Herling-Drudzinski’s account is eloquent and moving.


Inny świat

Still, he was one of the last to be released, and he’d almost given up. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Thi Being Polish was not really a plus in the ‘s. Views Read Edit View history. In he was awarded the Order of the White Eagle.

Written 10 years before Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ‘s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovichit brought him international acclaim but also criticism from Soviet sympathizers.

Inny świat by Gustaw Herling-Grudziński

Many movies and books were created in regard to Nazis camps and that’s what most people especially those living outside of Europe associate with IIWW, history about Soviet ones isn’t that widely known.

The most difficult must read in my life. This down to earth book is filled with gripping and eye opening events and living conditions that were the norm of the Soviet prison camps.

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