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Danse Macabre

Memoir Of A Polish Girl At The Time Of The Russian Revolution (1914-1924)

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Memoir of a Polish Girl at the Time of the Russian Revolution (1914-1924). Irene Rochas was born Aniela Tarnowicz in Warsaw in 1906, the youngest child in a large upper middle-class Polish family. With the outbreak of World War I in 1914, Irene and her family were stranded in Moscow, and with the further outbreak of the Bolshevik Revolution, they were able to return to their homeland only after a delay of four years. Irene's rediscovered narrative -- written when she was fifty years old and set in the form of a novel -- is a remembrance of those eventful years of her childhood in Moscow and Warsaw. In this sense, it is truly a "memoir". Yes, "danse macabre" is the dance of death, the last waltz to which we are all invited. But Irene's "Danse Macabre" -- with its inquisitive and empathetic tone... and its often searing imagery -- is less a rumination on the inevitability of death and more a testament to the vibrancy of life itself. [Revised edition, endnote, illust., 350 pp. when printed]

Customer Reviews

Spellbinding tale of a young Polish girl's coming of age

I couldn't put this down and have read it through 3 times already. Not really a "happy" tale (is life REALLY happy?), quite grim in many passages, Irene tells her story with adult understanding and compassion. Heartbreaking and beautiful, definitely worth the small price!

Danse Macabre
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: History
  • Published: Jun 20, 2011
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Seller: Lulu Enterprises, Inc.
  • Print Length: 433 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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