Synopses & Reviews
Fiction. First published in Poland in 1977 and in the US in 1982, this classic novel of life under Socialism is available again in a new translation. "The Polish Complex" is a powerful and engaging book, demonstrating how in the less fortunate parts of the world history becomes a private obsession, and how the collective subconscious can determine the fates of both individuals and nations" (New York Review of Books). By turns comic, lyrical, despairing, and liberating, "The Polish Complex" stands as one of the most important novels to have come out of Poland since World War II. Translated by Richard Lourie.