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The Resource History of a disappearance : the story of a forgotten Polish town, Filip Springer ; translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye

History of a disappearance : the story of a forgotten Polish town, Filip Springer ; translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye

Label
History of a disappearance : the story of a forgotten Polish town
Title
History of a disappearance
Title remainder
the story of a forgotten Polish town
Statement of responsibility
Filip Springer ; translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
Lying at the crucible of Central Europe, the Silesian village of Kupferberg suffered the violence of the Thirty Years War, the Napoleonic Wars, the World War I. After Stalin's post-World War II redrawing of Poland's borders, Kupferberg became Miedzianka, a town settled by displaced people from all over Poland and a new center of the Eastern Bloc's uranium-mining industry. Decades of neglect and environmental degradation led to the town being declared uninhabitable, and the population was evacuated. Today, it exists only in ruins, with barely a hundred people living on the unstable ground above its collapsing mines. Springer catalogs the lost human elements: the long-departed tailor and deceased shopkeeper; the parties, now silenced, that used to fill the streets with shouts and laughter, and the once-beautiful cemetery, with gravestones upended by tractors and human bones scattered by dogs. In Miedzianka, Springer sees a microcosm of European history, and a powerful narrative of how the ghosts of the past continue to haunt us in the present
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Springer, Filip
Dewey number
943.8/52
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bye, Sean Gasper
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miedzianka (Województwo Dolnośląskie, Poland)
  • Poland
Target audience
adult
Label
History of a disappearance : the story of a forgotten Polish town, Filip Springer ; translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • O Lord, Make No Tarrying
  • 68
  • They Went Away
  • 105
  • Photographs I
  • 108
  • Westward, or All the Deaths of Barbara Wójcik
  • 112
  • Ueberschaer's Tomb
  • 136
  • All the Resurrections
  • Second Cemetery
  • 143
  • Long Live Mikolajczyk!
  • 150
  • Postscript
  • 179
  • Last Ones
  • 184
  • Don't Touch the Graves
  • 189
  • 11
  • There Was This Fear
  • 194
  • Germans Are Coming
  • 197
  • Whose Fault
  • 231
  • That Evil Woman
  • 238
  • Church
  • 260
  • Bottle
  • Manor House
  • 267
  • Brewery
  • 271
  • Letter
  • 275
  • Photographs II
  • 279
  • All Miedzianka's Treasures
  • 284
  • 31
  • Town Is Gone
  • 289
  • Kupferberger Gold
  • 34
  • Daddy Isn't There
  • 63
Control code
ocn952648254
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Restless Books paperback edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9781632061157
Lccn
2016940776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
943.8 SP83 ; XX-N ; [A17BP008, #78, 3@$17.99, DLG/RT ].
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 952648254
  • (OCoLC)952648254
Label
History of a disappearance : the story of a forgotten Polish town, Filip Springer ; translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • O Lord, Make No Tarrying
  • 68
  • They Went Away
  • 105
  • Photographs I
  • 108
  • Westward, or All the Deaths of Barbara Wójcik
  • 112
  • Ueberschaer's Tomb
  • 136
  • All the Resurrections
  • Second Cemetery
  • 143
  • Long Live Mikolajczyk!
  • 150
  • Postscript
  • 179
  • Last Ones
  • 184
  • Don't Touch the Graves
  • 189
  • 11
  • There Was This Fear
  • 194
  • Germans Are Coming
  • 197
  • Whose Fault
  • 231
  • That Evil Woman
  • 238
  • Church
  • 260
  • Bottle
  • Manor House
  • 267
  • Brewery
  • 271
  • Letter
  • 275
  • Photographs II
  • 279
  • All Miedzianka's Treasures
  • 284
  • 31
  • Town Is Gone
  • 289
  • Kupferberger Gold
  • 34
  • Daddy Isn't There
  • 63
Control code
ocn952648254
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Restless Books paperback edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9781632061157
Lccn
2016940776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
943.8 SP83 ; XX-N ; [A17BP008, #78, 3@$17.99, DLG/RT ].
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 952648254
  • (OCoLC)952648254

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