Out of the Fight for Warsaw

Bell, Daniel
May 1955
New Republic;5/16/55, Vol. 132 Issue 20, p41
The article presents information about the book "The Seizure of Power," by Czeslaw Milosz. The novel opens with the advance of the Red Army into Poland. Peter Kwinto, a pre-war intellectual who had dabbled in French modernist poetry, is with it as a propagandist. So, too, are a number of other intellectuals, mostly Jews, several of whom, like Kwinto, had been in Russian concentration camps. Kwinto goes along because his mind is not yet made up. The novel soon shifts and new characters enter. The military and political condition is then described.


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