Review: Christian Caryl on Jósef Czapski

Józef Czapski. Minsk, before 1914 

In the fall of 2003, when I was reporting on the war in Iraq, my wanderings brought me to an out-of-the way town called Habbaniyah. During the years of British colonial rule, Habbaniyah had been home to a Royal Air Force base. So I wasn’t entirely surprised to discover that it also contained a small and dilapidated Worl…

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