This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

Written by: Tadeusz Borowski
Introduction by: Jan Kott
Edited by: Barbara Vedder
Translated by: Barbara Vedder
Translated by: Michael Kandel

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140186246
  • 192 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Tadeusz Borowski’s concentration camp stories were based on his own experiences surviving Auschwitz and Dachau. In spare, brutal prose he describes a world where where the will to survive overrides compassion and prisoners eat, work and sleep a few yards from where others are murdered; where the difference between human beings is reduced to a second bowl of soup, an extra blanket or the luxury of a pair of shoes with thick soles; and where the line between normality and abnormality vanishes. Published in Poland after the Second World War, these stories constitute a masterwork of world literature.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

Written by: Tadeusz Borowski, Introduction by: Jan Kott, Edited by: Barbara Vedder, Translated by: Barbara Vedder, Translated by: Michael Kandel

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