Review: Irena Grudzińska Gross on the Polish national novel, Pan Tadeusz

It is perhaps natural that in this year of remembering the events of 1968, I, a Polish sixty-eighter, would return to Adam Mickiewicz. The work of Mickiewicz—the nineteenth-century Polish Romantic bard—or rather the censoring of a play of his, was a trigger for the March 1968 eruption of the Warsaw student movement. We all went to the last performance o…

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