WELL-BORN (Starorzecze. Dobrze urodzony)
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The author went on a literary journey to the past. Describing successive 'miraculous' escapes of assorted members of his family - a great grandfather almost hanged during a peasant rebellion, a grandfather saved from being lynched, and the author's mother, who evaded a firing squad during the Second World War - he reached deep into the past. Nostalgically skimming over places and epochs, the author dusted off images of history. This proximity and intimacy of reminiscences features a past that comes alive and in the author's account becomes outright palpable.
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